Thiruvananthapuram – A month has passed since the units producing low alcohol (horti wine) from fruits and agricultural products have not applied. It has been specified in the regulations that the application should also include the details of the building where the winery is to be opened. It is concluded that the delay in locating the building may be the reason for the non-receipt of the application.
The application should be accompanied by a description of the building where the winery is to be set up, a description of processing and storage facilities, a project report detailing technical aspects, a report on fruit availability and an affidavit of financial stability. The application will be initially scrutinized by a technical committee headed by the Deputy Excise Commissioner.
Assistant Director of Agriculture Department, Assistant Commissioner of Food Safety Department, Assistant Executive Engineer of Public Works or Inspector of Factories-Boilers are members. A report should be given to the Excise Commissioner with the recommendation of the committee. Horti wines contain up to 15.5% alcohol. Only permitted to be sold through Bauridge Corporation. An agreement should be made with the corporation for this.