Govt introduces rules for homemade wines

Staff Reporter

Shillong, Sep 24: The MDA government has decided to introduce the Manufacture and Sale of Home Made Fruit Wines Rules, 2020 for issuing of licenses to winemakers in the state.

“We have now formally created the rules where individuals can sell their home made wines in the market,” Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma said after a cabinet meeting held today.

He said this will also go a long way in helping the farmers who are producing a lot of fruits in the state.

“The state government has ensured that the ad valorem that is paid by these winemakers will be much lesser compared to the other products, Rs. 100 per case will be the ad valorem fees and that wine makers will not have to pay VAT,” he said.

“Thirdly, we have also ensured that the license fee will be only Rs. 7,500 and it can be availed by individuals from different cooperative societies or different companies who are interested,” said Sangma and further added saying that this  will really boost the overall local wine making in the state.