Prestone Tynsong | File photo

Meghalaya government has earned Rs 6 crore from excise sales after the lockdown was relaxed from May 4. Liquor shops in the state were allowed to open from 9am to 4 pm since May 4.

Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed this on May 7.

Tynsong added that the state government will present its full budget for the year 2020-21 this month.

During the budget session of the state assembly held in March, only the vote-on-account was passed so that the Meghalaya government can defray certain charges for three months from April 1 to June 30.

“The state government has received some amount from the Centre in March as share of taxes,” he said while thanking the central government for releasing the state’s entitlement in March.

Tynsong said that the state has also received nearly Rs 8 crore as contributions by the citizens and other organizations to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

On revenue generated from the increase in price of petroleum products and excise, Tynsong said that no detail information was available. However, Tynsong said that the state excise has collected Rs 6 crore from May 4 till date.

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