Kerala rounded off a season of partying by consuming nearly ₹624 crore worth of liquor this Onam.It is a marked increase in sales for the Kerala State Beverages Corporation (Bevco), the State-owned liquor retail monopoly, compared to 2021 figures (₹529 crores).The bumper sales have brought a cash windfall of an estimated ₹500 crore to the State exchequer in the seven-day run-up to Thiruvonam. However, an official said the actual spending on liquor might be much more.
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