Liquor License in India

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INTRODUCTION

A liquor license. is a permit to sell alcoholic beverages . India
In India manufacture, sale and/or consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the states of Gujarat.Manipur. Mizoram and Nagaland. as well as the union territory of Lakshadweep Prohibition has become controversial in Gujarat, following a July 2009 episode in which widespread poisoning resulted from alcohol that had been sold illegally. All Indian states observe dry days on major religious festivals/occasions depending on the popularity of the festival in that region. Dry Days are specific days when the sale of alcohol is banned, although consumption is permitted. Dry days are also observed on voting days. Dry Days are fixed by the respective state government. National holidays such as Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15) and Gandhi Jayanthi (October 2) are usually dry days throughout India. License

The verb license or grant license means to give permission. The noun license American English or licence (British English Indian English Canadian English Australian English New Zealand English South African English refers to that permission as well as to the document recording that permission. A license may be granted by a party ("licensor") to another party ("licensee") as an element of an agreement between those parties. A shorthand definition of a license is "an authorization (by the licensor) to use the licensed material (by the licensee)." In particular, a license may be issued by authorities, to allow an activity that would otherwise be forbidden. It may require paying a fee and/or proving a capability. The requirement may also serve to keep the authorities informed on a type of activity, and to give them the opportunity to set conditions and limitations Alcohol laws of India

The legal drinking age in India and the laws which regulate the sale and consumption of alcohol vary significantly from state to state. In India, consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the states of Gujarat, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland,as well as the union territory of Lakshadweep. All other Indian states permit alcohol consumption but fix a legal drinking age of between 18–25 years. In some states, the legal drinking age can be different for different types of alcoholic beverages

Law
Alcohol is a subject in the state list under the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.Therefore, the laws governing alcohol vary from state to state. Liquor in India is generally sold at liquor store, restaurants, hotels, bars, pubs, clubs and discos. Some states, like Kerala and Tamil Nadu, prohibit private parties from owning liqour stores making the state government the sole retailer of alcohol in those states. In some states, liquor may be sold at groceries, departmental stores, banquet halls and/or farm houses. Some tourist areas have special laws allowing the sale of alcohol on beaches and houseboats. Alcohol laws of India

In India, the legal minimum age for buying and drinking alcohol is 18 to 25 years, depending on the state. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the states of Gujarat and Mizoram.

the different liquor licenses followed in India
Delhi Liquor Licence Rules, 1976
Form| Details of Licences|
 | I – Indian Made Foreign Liquor|
L-1| Wholesale licensee of Indian Made Foreign Liquor|
L-2| Retail vend of Indian Made Foreign Liquor/Beer.|
L-3| Service of liquor in a hotel (to the residents in their rooms).| L-4| It is granted to independent restaurants for service of liquor.| L-5| Service of  liquor in a bar/restaurant attached to a hotel.| L-5A| Retail vend of foreign liquor in a bar/dining car in a luxury train.| L-6| Retail vend of Indian Made Foreign Liquor in duty free shop.| L-6A| Retail vend of foreign liquor in duty free shops off the...
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