Andhra Pradesh Liquor Licence: Bidding process for bar licenses in AP is going on. The auction process of the bars in Zone-2,3 has been completed today. Through the bidding of bars held today, Rs. 339 crores in revenue. Bar auctions on Saturday and Sunday totaled Rs. 597 crores has accrued to the government. Officials conducted this auction for bars in the joint districts of Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore. While e-auction was held for 492 bars on Sunday, bidding did not take place for two bars. Darshi and Markapuram registered the highest bids in this auction held for bars on Sunday. Maximum Rs. 1.40 crore bids were received. This auction was conducted for a total of 840 bars and 817 bars. Officials revealed that e-auction will be held soon for the remaining 23 bars.
Bidding for bar licenses in Zone-1 and Zone-4 was completed on Saturday. Bidding conducted in Zone-1 and Zone-4 includes Srikakulam, Parvathipuram, Vizianagaram, Alluri, Visakha, Anakapalli, Tirupati, Chittoor, Annamayya, Kadapa, Sathyasai, Anantapur, Kurnool and Nandyala districts. Bids for higher amounts were received in Kadapa, Tirupati and Proddutur. The highest price per bar in Kadapa is Rs. A bid was filed for 1.81 crores while for a bar in Tirupati Rs. 1.59 crores, a bar in Proddutur at Rs. 1.30 crore bids were received. The lowest among Nellimars is Rs. 17 lakhs was bid. Today, the bidding for Zone-2 and Zone-3 includes East Godavari, Kakinada, Konaseema, Eluru, West Godari, Krishna, NTR, Guntur, Bapatla, Palnadu, Prakasam and Nellore districts. The new license policy will be implemented from September 1. According to the new bar policy, the AP government will issue licenses till 2025.