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Thursday, April 18 2024

Delhi Diwali Boost: Liquor Sales Surge 37%

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New Delhi: According to sales data, the average quantity of liquor bottles sold in Delhi during the two weeks leading up to Diwali increased by more than 37% when compared to the same period the previous year.

Figures from the Excise Department show that last year, two weeks before Diwali, over 2.26 crore bottles of liquor were sold; this year, in the last 15 days, 2.58 crore bottles have been sold.

According to it, on November 6, 14.25 lakh bottles were sold, and this rose to 17.27 lakh bottles on November 7 and 17.33 lakh on November 8, respectively.

On the three days before Diwali last year, 13.46 lakh, 15 lakh, and 19.39 lakh bottles were sold, respectively, it said.

The average number of bottles sold over a period of two weeks before Diwali last year was 12.56 lakh and this year so far, the figure is at 17.21 lakh, which means a jump of more than 37 per cent.

The sales figures for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are yet to be calculated.

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