Excise department had earned revenue of Rs. 153.64 crore has in March 2016-17 which was Rs. 130.51 crore in the last corresponding period thus registering a growth of 17.65%.
It was informed during a meeting chaired by excise commissioner, Mohammad Javed Khan here today.
It was also informed that at Toll Post Lakhanpur there has been an increase of Rs. 15.76 crore (34.82%) in revenue realization during the month of March,2017 while a total fine amounting to Rs. 5.15 lakh was realized on account of violations of distillery rules.
It was apprised that during the March,2017, approximately fifteen tonnes of Lahan was destroyed by the various excise teams in Jammu division by undertaking 460 raids in which 17 persons were arrested and fine to the tune of Rs.5.84 lakh was collected in various violations.
Excise Commissioner stressed on use of CCTVs and other means for monitoring of the bottling plants, breweries and distilleries and supervise manufacturing process.
He appreciated the comprehensive drive launched by the department to arrest the menace of illegal smuggling of liquor, illicit distillation.
Khan directed the department functionaries to chart a roadmap for implementation of Corpus Social Responsibility Fund.