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    Meghalaya Legalize Manufacture & Sale of Homemade Fruit Wines

    The Meghalaya Association of Wine Makers (MMAW) was demanding to take necessary steps in the winemaking sector

    GUWAHATI: Meghalaya has decided to make winemaking in the state ‘legal’. The move decided in a cabinet meeting on Thursday to boost the winemaking sector in the state.

    The cabinet decided to legalize winemaking in the state by approving the proposal to formulate rules on the introduction of the manufacture and sale of homemade fruit wines.

    Informing the development, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said, “Cabinet has approved the introduction of manufacture and sale of homemade fruit wines in Meghalaya. This will boost not just the overall wine sector but will also benefit farmers who produce fruits in the state.”

    The Meghalaya Association of Wine Makers (MMAW) was demanding the state government to take necessary steps in the winemaking sector for almost three years now.

    Sangma informed that the state government will ensure that the ad valorem paid by these homemade fruit wine producers will be much lesser compared to other products. It was decided that the ad valorem fees will be only Rs.100 per case and no VAT will be levied on these producers adding that the license fees for these producers will be Rs 7500 per annum.

    Meghalaya also organizes a wine festival annually during November showcasing the different varieties of home-made wine distilled out of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

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