back to top
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
34 C

New year noida guzzled liquor worth Rs 9 crore



new year, new year 2023, new year 2023 update, noida, greater noida, booze, liquor, liquor sold,
Image Source : PTI New Year: Noida guzzled liquor worth over Rs 9 crore

New Year: The sale of liquor increased exponentially for the new year celebration on December 30 and 31 across Noida and Greater Noida. An Excise department official on Monday informed that liquor worth over Rs 9 crore was sold on December 30 and 31 in the cities.

Gautam Buddh Nagar, adjoining Delhi in western Uttar Pradesh, sold liquor worth nearly Rs 140 crore in December alone, District Excise Officer Rakesh Bahadur Singh told PTI. Of the total liquor sold in December, there were 1.5 lakh cans of beer, 8,900 bottles of foreign liquor, and 2.5 lakhs (250 ml packs) of ‘desi’ (country-made) liquor, according to the officer.

Liquor worth over 9 crores sold 

“Total liquor sold on December 30 and 31 is estimated worth Rs 9 crore while the total liquor sale in the month of December 2022 stood at Rs 139.60 crore. “The total revenue earned for the state exchequer in December was 23 percent higher in 2022 as compared to 2021,” Singh said.

Licenses were issued to the bars 

The district excise department said there are 98 shops with permanent bar licenses, while another 82 occasional licenses were issued for the new year celebrations. Gautam Buddh Nagar has around 550 liquor shops across Noida and Greater Noida, the officer said.

Delhi Excise Department intensified the raid

Recently, ahead of the new year, the Delhi Excise Department intensified the raids to seize illicit liquor in the city. In the latest raid at the Tagore Garden area, the excise department recovered a total of 1,037 bottles of high-end brands. They seized the bottles from a godown.

An official informed that to keep the entire operation under-cover, the liquor was sold through WhatsApp and delivered to the customer after verification. The Delhi Excise department has recovered liquor from high-end brands such as Glenfiddich, Glenlivit, Black Dog, Chivas Regal, Teachers, Jack Daniels, Bacardi, Absolut, Grey Goose, Jacob Greek, Gold Reserve and Johnnie Walker Black Label.

The above news was originally posted on

Aabkari Times Editorial Team
Aabkari Times is a monthly news magazine on Liquor, Excise and Alcohol allied industry; being published since 2009 by the expertise of retired excise dept. associates and alco-bev industry professionals as our editorial team. Our magazine contains different new alco-bev strategic and new brand launch articles as well as news on recent govt. policies, trends on alcohol industry and other important data relevant to the distilleries and industry at the mass.

Subscribe to our magazine

━ more like this

India Adds 100 Million Spirits Cases in Three Years From 228 to 412 Million Cases

India's growing middle class and love for whiskey have pushed interest in spirits to an all-time high. The domestic spirits market has seen impressive...

Liquor sales get 15% more profits to Karnataka govt

Bengaluru: Excise duty is a major contributor to the economic system of our state. Alcoholics have contributed huge revenue to the state coffers this...

TN: Beer flying off shelves in May, sales up by 26.55 per cent

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has seen a significant rise in beer sales (26.55%) this May compared to the same period last year. Tasmac, the state’s liquor...

Oil Marketing Companies Seek Bids for Ethanol Supply in ESY 2023-24

In ESY 2023-24, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) are seeking bids for the supply of approximately 66 crore litres of Denatured Anhydrous Ethanol. Bidders are...

Haryana’s New Excise Policy to Raise Liquor Prices, Introduce Tracking System

The Haryana government has given the green light to a comprehensive excise policy for the fiscal year 2024-25, slated to take effect from June...