New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh announced while presenting his first state budget today for financial year 2023-24 to impose Cow Cess of Rs 10 on per liquor bottles in expectation to generate the revenue of Rs 100 crore per annum.
The State government has already been collecting Rs 2 per bottle ‘gau’-cess on sale of liquor, which is kept aside for maintenance and establishment of cow sanctuaries.
Moreover, CM announced to develop the state as a ‘Green Energy State’ by 31 March 2026. For that purpose, a target is to set up Solar Energy Projects of 500 MW in 2023-24.
More details are awaited.