Newly appointed Excise and Prohibition Minister S Muthusamy has said that the government is considering the sale of liquor in tetra packs and has set up a team to study its feasibility.
Highlighting issues with using bottles, he said that the ones that are re-usable are often not cleaned properly and sometimes they get broken and damaged.
Further, he said that tetra packs could solve the problem of adulteration.
The proposal has been strongly opposed by Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader Anbumani Ramadoss.
He said, “Minors and students might mistake the liquor tetra packs for other beverages, such as milkshakes and other juices that are similarly packaged. Adults will not be able to check its proliferation among kids and students.”
Further, he said that he does not think that tetra packs could solve the issue of adulteration and it could lead to misuse and underage drinking.
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