Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed the Andhra Pradesh (Regulation of Trade in Indian Made Foreign Liquor, Foreign Liquor) Act 1993 which enables the regulation of shop, bar and in-house licenses.
The Bill moved by Minister for Excise and Commercial Taxes, K Narayana Swamy said that the Bill will eradicate violations in retailing of IMFL and enforcing strict regulations through exclusively retailing by public sector organization.
Only the State Beverages Corporation Limited or any other entity owned and controlled by the Government shall have the exclusive privilege of selling by shop the IMFL in the entire state.
Members who participated in the discussion hailed the Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for bringing in such legislation and said that the previous government has encouraged sale of cheap liquor and has opened numerous outlets causing serious concern.
The women organizations will be very appreciative of the Bill as it will drastically cut down the domestic violence besides bringing in the happy family concept the members said.