Due to the increase in liquor production costs, the Kerala government has raised prices for various liquor brands from Feb. 2, 2021.
If the liquor price goes up by ₹40, the state government will get ₹35, the Beverages Corporation gets ₹1, and the liquor company gets ₹4. There is an expectation that the government would bring additional revenue of ₹1,000 crores per annum.
Kerala has been shutting the liquor outlets on the first day of every month. Bar owners have suggested stopping such Dry Day practice in the state. They have recommended keeping liquor outlets open on the first day of every month.