Karnataka’s excise tax collection to rise by Rs 3000 crore

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Mar 22: The estimated state excise collection that the state government expected in the present fiscal is increased by Rs 3000 crore one month before the end of the financial year.

The government expected to raise Rs 29000 crore tax in the fiscal 2022-23. Till the end of February, the government was aiming at the same target. However, now the excise department has suddenly increased the revenue to Rs 32000 crores. The reason for this is that the tax has already crossed Rs 27000 crore towards the end of February. Generally, in the last month, the excise tax collected will be higher than other months. Based on the same assumption the bar is raised according to the senior officials of excise department.

During last fiscal, which was affected by Covid, though the government expected to raise Rs 24580 crore excise tax, the actually collected was Rs 26377 crore. This year the collected amount is Rs 27032 crore till the end of February.





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  • Thomas, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 23 2023

    This media should give a break up of the Excise collected, and without doubt, Liquor will top the list! This excise collected from the high priced and high taxed liquor in Karnataka is actually a curse to the State Government from the wives and families of all those drunkards who ruin their lives and as well of their families and put them to poverty and misery due to the thousands of liquor shops vending liquor in Karnataka. Sale of liquor should be licensed to control the sale and distribution and NOT for the collection of Excise moolah, that however,never benefits any citizen of Karnataka nor the Karnataka State. How I wish drinking liquor was against the norms of Hindu faith just like beef. It would have made most Hindus prosperous and happy too and families would not be pushed into poverty. Statistics shows that there are more Hindus visiting the Liquor shops in Udupi and Mangalore that the temples all around on any given day!

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Mar 23 2023

    Considering the ratio of population in the twin districts I think Christians too don’t lag behind in visiting bars and wine shops. There is no compulsion from the government to consume liquor. Further liquor manufacturers are not permitted to advertise their brands. On the social front, awareness needs to be created in the society about the harmful effects and consequences of drinking. Those who can’t afford shouldn’t drink. Serving liquor in weddings and such other functions should be discouraged. I know a priest who doesn’t attend functions where liquor is served. So our religious heads can play a major role in this aspect.

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  • Manoj, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Lets party....

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Ram Rahim Robert, manglaore 💃🤝

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  • Mahesh, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    At least now the government can fullfil there commitment of 15 lakhs ... Ache din aa aye kya...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    dual policy of the successive state govts are clearly seen in the liquor prices...just want to get money...not bothered about the health of citizens and society in general.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    State must have special schemes for the contributors to excise kitty... There must be registered drinkers association and benefits for their families... Regular health check up must be provided to make sure they can keep up their contribution for long... Once in a way lottery scheme should be there to reward registered drinkers with cash prizes thereby giving them an opportunity to upgrade their choice of drinks...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Soda and water should be given free of cost!

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    OMG. People are treating alcohol lover/drinker in low. It is clear now, Bomma Government is surviving by drinker's efforts. All drinker shall be honored with garland.

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  • Mohan, Dubai

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Then prove them wrong by not purchasing alochol and wine during Christmas

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  • Ram Rahim Robert, manglaore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    how selectively you are pointing fingers at one community...how about your mehendi and all other functions where people become tunn in secret? ask them also not to buy....if only catholics drink alcohol...i bet all the bars and restaurants of dk and udupi will close down within a week...

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Mohan, Dubai, Sitting at Dubai, your comments contradict. What about New year? it is for all religion? Grow up and widen your horizon of knowledge.

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