Even at home or community venues, without a requisite liquor license, forewarning potential legal proceedings and fines for non-compliance.
Any provision of liquor sans a license, whether sourced from Uttar Pradesh or external territories, is deemed unlawful.
Navigating the licensing system involves acquiring "occasional licenses," dividing for smaller house parties and larger-scale events at community halls or restaurants.
A fee of Rs 4,000 suffices for smaller gatherings, while larger events necessitate an Rs 11,000 license fee, both permits holding validity for a single day.
The implementation rationale is twofold: ensuring the authenticity of served liquor and compelling local procurement, limited for consumption exclusively within the state.
The Excise Department has established a helpline (8882120733) for residents to report any consumption of illegal narcotics or drugs during festivities