Jaipur: The state excise revenue has witnessed over 21% jump to Rs 10,580.7 crore till February in 2021-22 from Rs 8,694.14 crore in 2018-19. Replying to a question raised by BJP MLA Gyanchand Parekh in the assembly on Wednesday, state’s excise minister Parsadi Lal Meena shared the information. He informed that the government earned Rs 8,694.14 crore in 2018-19, Rs 9,591.61 crore in 2019-20, Rs 9,852.99 crore in 2020-21 and Rs 10,580.68 crore till February in 2021-22.
The government has witnessed the year-on-year growth in revenue from excise even as the number of liquor shops approved during the period has remained almost the same. The government has approved 7,665 liquor shops in the state since 2019-20. Parekh had also asked about the expenditure made on the Navjeevan Yojana meant for the rehabilitation of families involved in hooch production.