New Delhi: The country’s capital, with its huge beer gardens, is set to be the first city in India to be granted a permit to open a beer garden in the country’s first major beer garden.
The Delhi-based All India Brewers Association (AIBA) said that Delhi has been granted a five-year licence to grow beer gardens in its BudhGhar Beer Garden.
The licences have been granted under the Public Works and Drinking Water Act.
The licenses will be valid for a period of five years and will be made available for public use, AIBA said in a statement on Wednesday.
In addition, the government has decided to award a Rs 3 crore grant to the Delhi-Bengaluru Beer Garden to enable it to build a new brewery.
The grant is being administered by the State Drinking Water Department and will enable it create a new facility for brewing and exporting beer in the city.
The project, which will be completed by September 2019, will create 100 jobs and will increase the availability of beer in Delhi.
The beer gardens are a key component of Delhi’s Beer Garden Scheme, which was launched in 2015 to encourage people to consume beer in a friendly atmosphere and reduce the number of traffic accidents in the capital.
The scheme aims to attract more tourists and businesses to the city by making it easy for people to buy beer at government-run beer stores.
The plan also aims to help reduce traffic congestion and pollution in the centre.