The Wire (India)  |  May 1, 2020

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The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC), the apex body of leading liquor firms recently wrote to the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Health as well as to various state governments to allow online sale of liquor while the lockdown continues.

While CIABC presents an economic and livelihood argument to support their demand, which might appear convincing to states considering depleting state exchequer, several public health concerns surrounding the online sale of alcoholic beverages require attention in the COVID-19 context.

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