Assam promises to stop alcohol smuggling from neighboring states, transit pass system will be introduced


The Assam cabinet has decided that to stop the smuggling of alcohol from neighboring states, especially Arunachal Pradesh, a Pass Transit system will be introduced.

The Assam excise rule has been changed. To minimize leakage of government revenues at the manufacturing and distillery level, electronic devices such as mass flow meter, radar level transmitter, sensor-based electronic bottle counters and programmable logic controller will be installed in the factory and the distillery.

To stop the smuggling of alcohol from neighboring states, especially Arunachal Pradesh, a transit pass system will be introduced. The retail limit has been increased for IMFL and Country Liquor from 9 liters in bulk to 18 BL. Rectified / denatured alcohol from 4.5 BL to 9 BL.

To discourage the consumption of Sulai, a relaxation has been given to the license fees and excise duties of Country Spirit. Registration fees. The license fees and the security deposit for the country spirit have been halved. Excise duties on CS have been lowered from 70% to 60% of the assessed value.

The cabinet decided to waive seed certification fees for 3 years. Horticultural planting material also falls under this jurisdiction. The fee will be free for seed producers belonging to Assam only. This will certainly encourage seed producers in Assam. Due to the certification of seeds, good quality seeds and planting material will be available to farmers in Assam.

The APDCL has undertaken a major project to address the low voltage problem in the state. The total cost of the project is 3,284 crores. It is funded by the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB).

The Cabinet approved the extension of financial assistance to the closest relatives of Army / CAPF personnel who are residents of Assam State and sacrifice their lives in the line of duty such as fighting insurgency, the operation to fight against left-wing extremism, disaster management, the fight against the enemy of the state, etc.

The Cabinet approved Ex-Gratia from Rs 20 Lakhs to 50 Lakhs only to the next of kin of martyrs belonging to army / CAPF personnel who are residents of Assam State and sacrifice their lives in the exercise of their functions as counterinsurgency, counter-left wing – operation of extremism, disaster management, fight against the enemy of the state, etc. inside and outside Assam State, Cabinet approved the extension of similar financial assistance of Rs 50 Lakhs only to police personnel, Home Guards and VDP volunteers.

The cabinet announced that new legislation will be presented at the next assembly session for insured plots.


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