State Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said that the way the e-commerce companies work in the country, the system of home delivery of alcohol will work in the same way.
Following strong reactions of social activists, the Maharashtra government retreated from its plans for home delivery of liquor on Sunday. Earlier it was said that the Maharashtra government is planning the home delivery of liquor to stop the growing cases of intoxicant driving. If this happens then Maharashtra would become the first state in the country to do this.
According to the Times of India report, state minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said that this step could be a ‘game changer’ for the alcohol industry. He said that the way the e-commerce companies work in the country, the system of home delivery of alcohol will work in the same way. Chandrasekhar Bavankule said, “The way people get groceries and vegetables at home, alcohol will be provided in the same way.”
However, the reaction of social workers to the news came after Chandrasekhar Bavankule said that there is no such plan of the government.
According to the Times of India news earlier, Bavankule had said that steps would also be taken to ensure that those who have made a wine order fulfill the minimum age requirement for drinking. The vendor must identify the buyer through the Aadhaar number. According to the report, the Minister also said that the GeoTag (the mechanisms for detecting the location of an object) will be done on the bottles.
According to the Times of India, “The tagging will be done on the bottle lid, we can track the bottle from the manufacturer to the customer, this will help prevent the sale of counterfeit liquor and smuggling.”
According to a report by the National Crime Record Bureau, in year 2015, 1.5% of all road accidents were drug addiction responsible. There was also the highest number of deaths in such incidents. In the accidents involving accelerated and casualty driving, where 30% and 33% of people died, 42% of the deaths in driving in Nash were 42%.