The Jharkhand government has started selling liquor from the 210 shops it has opened in the state.
The move comes four months after the government cracked down against unlicensed liquor vendors in the state.
Till July 31, 1,400 licensed shops, allotted through auctions, were selling liquor in the state. These have now been shut. The liquor shops will remain open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the urban areas and from 12 pm. to 8 p.m. in the rural areas.
An individual can only buy only three litres of liquor and 5.2 litres of beer at a time. Of the 210 shops, 60 have been opened in East Singhbhum and 32 in state capital Ranchi.