Residents of Sangam city celebrated Diwali by consuming beer and liquor worth over ₹3 crore on a single day as per records of excise department
Beer worth ₹60 lakh is sold in the district every day. On Monday, the sale of beer broke records and beer worth ₹1.25 crore was sold, while on Tuesday, beer worth around ₹1 crore was sold.
Liquor worth ₹1.50 crore is sold in the district everyday but on Monday liquor worth ₹2 crore was consumed in Prayagraj. In two days on Monday and Tuesday, the sale of English liquor reached ₹3.50 crore.
Excise officials claimed that the sale of beer doubled on Diwali while that of English liquor has increased by 40%.
However, the sale of country liquor on Diwali only increased by 25%. Country liquor worth ₹1.25 crore was sold on Diwali.
District excise officer Jitendra Kumar Singh said the final figure of sales will come in a day or two. However, there are reports of double sales of beer. Besides, a 40% increase in the sale of English liquor is also being estimated, he added.