New beer, liquor and tobacco manufacturing industries in Maharashtra shall not be eligible for incentives under the Package Scheme of Incentives 2013. A Government Resolution (GR) to this effect was issued on Friday after the decision was taken by a Cabinet Sub Committee headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on August 2.
As per the GR, such units will not be given eligibility certificates. Those units which have been already given eligibility certificates will be entitled to incentives as per prevailing rates.
The Package scheme of incentives was framed to give a boost to industries in remote and undeveloped areas of the state. Under the scheme, manufacturing units were given incentives like waiver of stamp duty, concessions of electricity tariff among other things.