Bars and pubs have been opened in Karanataka and businesses are usual, running inline, as per the permission granted by the government. The government has allowed only 50% occupancy of their available seats. The industry expects to pick up the business in coming days.
The government seems to be very firm in not allowing the online home delivery of liquor in Karnataka. As per the excise minister “government was in no hurry to introduce the online sale of liquor and will take a decision after taking all stakeholders into confidence”.
Few states like Bengal, Odisha, and Maharastra have already started a home delivery system, and the minister said he will depute a team of senior officials to see how well the online delivery system is working in those states, and how people have received it. “We will also see whether such a new system will affect women and children. I will also discuss with wine merchants and liquor dealers to understand their concerns. I will place everything before the chief minister (BS Yediyurappa)for a decision.
The honorable Supreme Court of India has left the subject to the discretion of state governments