Brewing discontent in Telangana

Telangana's government has accrued dues exceeding Rs. 4,000 crore to the alcobev industry, including Rs. 1,200 crore to the beer sector alone. This debt has led to reduced alcohol supplies and growing dissatisfaction among consumers and producers alike. Industry bodies have repeatedly appealed for resolution, warning that continued non-payment could force companies to cease operations in the state.

By Spiritz Desk
New Update
Brewing discontent in Telangana

Telangana government has a mountain of dues to the liquor industry which is resulting in brewing discontent within the alcobev industry. Telangana government has outstanding dues of over Rs. 4,000 crore to the liquor industry, out of which 1,200 crore is outstanding to the beer industry alone since October of the last year. This issue in turn has contributed to the curtailing of alcoholic beverages supply in Telangana, which has added to the frustration of tipplers in the state. Here it deserves a mention that Telangana is one of the top markets for beer and IMFL in India.

Industry associations like International Spirits & Wines  Association of India, Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies and All India Brewers’ Association have written to the Telangana government multiple times to seek dues. The situation has reached such a critical situation that some alcobev companies may be forced to discontinue their operations in Telangana if an immediate resolution to the issue is not being done.