Maharashtra is likely to be the first Indian state to come up with such kind of policy in the country.
The Maharashtra government is planning to introduce a policy that will allow the online sale and home delivery of liquor in the state. Maharashtra is likely to be the first Indian state to come up with such kind of policy in the country.
Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Minister of State for Excise, said, "The main objective is to reduce growing cases of drunken driving due to which there have been many accidents and resulted in great loss of lives. The alcohol would be delivered home through platforms similar to national and international e-commerce websites. Just like citizens are getting groceries and vegetables at home."
Aadhar card will be mandatory for the purchase of beer online. The sellers would be directed to take complete details of customers, which would include Aadhaar numbers, through which their identity can be verified.
"The bottles of booze will be tracked using geo-tagging from their manufacture to sale. The tagging would be done on the cap of the bottle. We can track the bottle all the way from the manufacturer to the consumer. It would help curb the sale of spurious liquor and also smuggling," Bawankule further stated.