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Liquor money to fund cattle welfare, health, education

| | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Revenue collected from liquor will fund cattle welfare in Punjab’s cities, besides health and education in the villages. Replacing cow cess, the government has decided to levy special license fee both in urban and rural areas to maintain equal rates of liquor in the market.

The State Excise and Taxation Department has proposed that instead of levying cow cess on per bottle basis in urban areas only — as has been done by some civic bodies, a special license fee at the rate of Rs five per PL on PML and IMFL may be levied both in urban areas and rural areas so that equal rates of liquor are maintained in the market.

“The fund, so collected, will be used for upkeep of cows in urban areas. Similarly, the fund will be used for the welfare of livestock in rural areas along with on education and health services, swachhta abhiyan,” said the spokesperson.




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