Following protests from local residents and prohibitionists, Kerala State Beverages Corporation Limited (Bevco) has decided to relocate the controversial liquor outlet on O.P. Raman Road at Moolampally near the District Collectorate to a building on Pavamani Road in the city.
Kerala is slowly turning into a beer-guzzling state with a 55% increase in sales over a three year period from 2014 to 2016.
A few years back, burglars snatched away ₹ five lakhs from an employee who was on his way to the bank. Though the police arrested the culprits later, the Bevco management blamed the employee for negligence and initiated punitive measures.
Taking its first big step towards scrapping the UDF Government’s liquor policy, the LDF Government on Wednesday decided not to close down any more liquor outlets on October 2.
The Kerala State Beverages Corporation (Bevco) saw a steep increase of around 16 per cent in its liquor sales during the Onam season as compared to last year.
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha unit of Kerala has said that it will not allow sale the sale of liquor through Kerala Beverages Corporation (BEVCO) outlets on the days of Uthradam (eve of onam) and Onam.
Tension prevailed at Irayancode, near Vithura, on Sunday when nearly 200 residents mounted a strong protest against the opening of a retail liquor outlet of the Kerala State Beverages Corporation (Bevco) there.
Despite a slump following the shuttering of bars in 2014, beer sales witnessed a steep and alarming rise during 2015-16 courtesy the UDF government’s decision to allow more beer and wine parlours.