Prohibition Policy

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Print edition : January 23, 2015

A TASMAC shop in Nagapattinam. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj

TASMAC's exclusive beer outlet opened at Parsn Complex in Chennai. Photo: R. Ravindran

The Tamil Nadu government banks on tax from the liquor trade to finance its burgeoning expenditure. This makes it imperative that the arbitrariness and opaqueness that characterise its dual role as the only seller and the controller are removed.
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