The Uttar Pradesh cabinet has approved the permission to open microbreweries in local resorts, hotels, restaurants, and clubs. This decision came as the state wants to boost its tourism. There have been quite some tourists that visit cities in UP, domestic as well as international. Hence, this go-ahead to microbreweries that will produce quality beer for customers and will also provide more job opportunities.
The energy minister of UP, Shrikant Shara, said, “The decision for allowing microbreweries in hotels and restaurants would make draught beer available and increase avenues of employment and revenue,’’. This was after CM Yogi Adityanath chaired a cabinet meeting.
This is a piece of great news for beer lovers all over the country. Beer that focuses on great taste, good quality will be brewed at every place now. Isn’t it just amazing?
Usually, breweries are seen in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and even in Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana. But a brewery in UP is like an upgradation to the state. The youth of Uttar Pradesh will be really happy as of now!
Before they amended the Uttar Pradesh Breweries Rules, 1961, there are some specifications laid down by the cabinet. The maximum capacity of a micro-brewery will not exceed more than 600 liters per day or 2.1 lakh liters per year.
Cabinet approved an application fee of INR 50,000 and a license fee of INR 2 lakh for setting up a micro-brewery. A security deposit of INR 1 lakh will also be required for getting licenses and will be valid from April 1 to March 31.
There is some other good news as well, they have also decided to increase the old age pension from Rs 400 to Rs 500 monthly to beneficiaries in the 60-79 age group and for 80-year plus age group, the old age pension is Rs 500 per month.