AIZAWL, Nov 29 - Government of Mizoram has collected a total of Rs 19.44 crore from sale of liquor in eight months after Mizoram Liquor Prohibition & Control (MLPC) Act, 2014 came to force in the State from January 16 last, official sources said.
Over 56,631 people were issued liquor permit under the MLPC Act and there were 22 retail wine shops across five districts of the State.
As many as 18 retail wine shops were opened in five districts across the state, including six in Aizawl. According to the sources, the government also received a total revenue of Rs 24.82 crore with subsequent issue of sale permit since March, 2015.
As many as 1,495 people had been disciplined or booked for violation of MLPC Act, while over 507 persons have misused their permit.
The sources also said that the sale or consumption of spurious liquor has decreased considerably after the implementation of MLPC Act.