Bilvasava tonic is prepared with jaggery, Indian Bael fruit pulp, water, camphor, clove and black pepper among other ingredients. One needs a licence to manufacture the tonic for sale. Chemists who sell it also need to have a licence.
Gujarat, after its formation in 1960 out of Bombay State, continued the ban and still enforces it to this day. So basically, the manufacture, sale, consumption, and storage of alcohol is illegal in the state.
Come April 1, Chandigarh could face a complete liquor ban, including the ones in hotels, restaurants and shops. The reason behind this lies in the December 2016 Supreme Court judgment which ordered for closure of liquor shops on state highways and national highways. Chandigarh, officially, falls within the ambit of the judgment since all the major […]