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It is known that Liquor sales constitute major share of income in any state. But both the Telugu states face a peculiar problem. Andhra Pradesh is facing the shortage of liquor due to lack on enough distilleries while Telangana’s liquor consumption is way more than the distilleries present here and many are on the verge of closing down. In Andhra Pradesh, production capacity of distilleries is less and consumption of liquor is more. But in Telangana, production capacity of distilleries is more and consumption is less.

After the state bifurcation both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments have imposed export and import taxes. Since importing liquor from Telangana will be costlier due to the taxes, supply in AP is diminishing and there by there is a shortage. And on the other side, since the demand is cut down, distilleries in Telangana are running in to losses and are on the verge of closing down.