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The Kerala government might soon approve production of light alcohol from fruits

Jan 15, 2024 04:55 PM IST

According to the district communities, the fruit-based alco-bev industry can get a significant boost if the decision comes into effect.

The Kerala government will soon give a nod to the production of fruit-based alcohol, a decision which will be considered in the upcoming Assembly Finance Subject Committee. This has been a much-demanded policy change insisted on by farmer organisations to include pineapples, jackfruit, bananas and cashews among other fruits to increase the value output of their overall production.

Hortiwine is a light wine produced from fruits and other farm produce that contains up to 15.5% alcohol.
Hortiwine is a light wine produced from fruits and other farm produce that contains up to 15.5% alcohol.

In 2022, new legislation for the Kerala Small Scale Winery Rules incorporated Assembly Subject Committee amendments to approve the production of Hortiwine by manufacturing units. Hortiwine is a light wine produced from fruits and other farm produce that contains up to 15.5% alcohol.

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This will not only help develop the local alco-bev scene but also attract more farmers to invest and innovate in this sector. According to the district communities, the fruit-based alco-bev industry can get a significant boost if the decision comes into effect.

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