Guwahati: Over Rs 6 crore worth of alcohol was sold during the Vishwakarma Puja celebration in Guwahati on September 17.
The Assam Excise Department revealed that the Guwahati registered liquor sales of Rs 6.2 crores in a day on the occasion.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, the excise revenue generated from liquor sales was around Rs 2.25 crores.
Last year, on the same day, Guwahati recorded liquor sales of around 3 crores 70 lakh, the number has almost doubled this time around.
Last year, in December, the Assam government hiked the excise duty to compensate for VAT reduction on petrol and diesel, while the liquor price increased by 15 percent.