TASMAC sales cross Rs 36,000 cr mark in 2021-22

27 April 2022, 11:59 am
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Despite the Covid breakout and the pandemic-induced lockdown, the sale of liquor through the state government-owned Tamilnadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) has crossed the Rs 36,000 mark in 2021-22.

Moving the demand for grants for his department in the State Legislative Assembly, Minister for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise V Senthilbalaji said the sales, which stood at Rs 33,133.24 crore in 2019-20, has marginally increased to Rs 33,811.14 crore in 2020-21 and it went up more than Rs 2,500 crore to Rs 36,013.14 crore in 2021-22.

The increase in revenue was also due to the recent price hike effected by the State government.

Percentage wise the sales margin might be slightly higher when compared to previous years, as the sale of liquor through 5,380 Liquor Retail Vending Shops and 3,240 bars attached to these Retail Shops, was one of the major revenue earners for the State government for funding its various welfare schemes.