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The old liquor policy will be implemented again in Delhi from today. After the controversy over the new liquor policy, the Delhi government withdrew it on July 31. The old liquor policy, which is being implemented from today, will remain in force for the next six months. During this, a new liquor policy will be made afresh, this policy will be implemented from the next financial year.

What will change in Delhi after the old liquor policy is implemented? How many shops will open under the old policy? Why was the new liquor policy withdrawn? What about the discount offer now? Will the minimum drinking age in Delhi also become 25 years again? Let’s know…

What will change in Delhi after the old liquor policy is implemented?

Firstly, 250 L-7 shops run by the policy retailers will be closed. These private vendors will neither be allowed to open shops nor sell liquor for the next six months. After six months, according to the decision of the government (under the new liquor policy), their future will be decided.

How many shops will open under the old policy?

Under the old policy, only government liquor shops will open for the next six months. These shops will be operated by Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Cooperation, Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Cooperation (DTTDC), Delhi Consumer Cooperative Wholesale Stores (DCCWS) and Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Department (DSCSC).

So will the number of shops also decrease?

Under the new liquor policy, 849 shops were to be opened across Delhi. All these shops were to be opened by private vendors. Earlier, when the old liquor policy was in force, there were 864 shops in Delhi. Of these, 475 were operated by government and 389 by private vendors.

Under the old policy starting from today, initially about 300 government shops will open. It is claimed to open about 500 government shops within the next seven days. About two hundred more government shops are expected to open by the end of December. These shops will operate in the airport, cantonment area and NDMC. Officials say that the supply of liquor at government shops is expected to be normal from next week.

How do I know where the shop is?

For this information there is an app named mAbkaridelhi. From this app you will get all the information about liquor shops. Through the app, you will also be able to know which brand is available where. There will also be a bottle scanner tool along with the location of the liquor store. With this tool you can find out whether the wine is real or fake. If you have any kind of complaint then you can also do that through this app.

What about the discount offer now?

All offers like Buy One Get One Free, Two Plus Three on MRP will be closed from today. With this, the number of dry days in Delhi will also increase from three to 21. That is, liquor shops will not open in these 21 days.

Why was the new liquor policy withdrawn?

The new liquor policy was implemented on 17 November 2021. In the new policy, the work of selling liquor came completely in the hands of private companies. The Aam Aadmi Party government claimed that in the new policy, there was to be equitable distribution of liquor shops. For this Delhi was divided into 32 zones.

The government claimed that the new policy would end the mafia rule and increase revenue. However, the government’s income declined even after sales increased. The opposition party BJP alleged corruption in the new policy. The Chief Secretary of Delhi in his report pointed out seven major flaws in the new policy. In this report, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia was also accused of giving undue benefits to the liquor traders. Based on the report, Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena recommended a CBI inquiry into the matter. Only after this the Kejriwal government announced to withdraw the new liquor policy.

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The old liquor policy will be implemented again in Delhi from today. After the controversy over the new liquor policy, the Delhi government withdrew it on July 31. The old liquor policy, which is being implemented from today, will remain in force for the next six months. During this, a new liquor policy will be made afresh, this policy will be implemented from the next financial year.

What will change in Delhi after the old liquor policy is implemented? How many shops will open under the old policy? Why was the new liquor policy withdrawn? What about the discount offer now? Will the minimum drinking age in Delhi also become 25 years again? Let’s know…

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