Liquor in Assam to Get Cheaper by 25%

Sarbananda Sonowal-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on Friday announced its decision to liquor prices in the state.

The announcement was made by state Finance Minister Himanta Biswas who said that the Assam government has reduced the petrol and diesel prices by Rs 5 while additional cess on liquor will be reduced by 25 per cent.

The Assam government’s decision to cut fuel prices will provide the much-needed relief to people across the state at a time when petrol and diesel rates have reached at an all-time high. Here it is noteworthy to mention that Assam, along with neighbouring Meghalaya, had hiked fuel prices last year to meet the cash crunch due to coronavirus pandemic.