The Delhi government will exit the retail liquor business leading to the closure of state-run shops while allowing the private sector to take over. The state has capped the number of retail liquor vendors in the city to 849. The Excise Policy 2021-22 that was made public on Monday noted that Delhi is ranked the 28th most visited city in the world and the first in India by foreign visitors. It stated that excise is an important source of revenue for the state.
These are some of the changes introduced by the Delhi government in the city’s new liquor policy.