Alcohol cess 

  • IASbaba
  • August 6, 2020
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Alcohol cess 

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Economy and taxation 


  • The ‘unscientific’ introduction of the COVID­19 cess on wine, beer and spirits had impacted all stakeholders. 
  • Steep rise in the consumer price led many consumers shift to low-­priced, low-­quality products, and even moonshine, all of which have huge health and socio­economic ramifications. 
  • The pandemic cess has adversely impacted the States revenue too as the cess had hit sales volumes. 

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