The Indian Liquor Industry Prohibition Story

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Case Code : BECG011 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
For delivery through courier (within India): Rs. 300 + Rs. 25 for Shipping & Handling Charges


Ethics in Business
Case Length : 08 Pages
Period : 1995 to 1999
Pub. Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : -
Industry : Food, Beverages & Tobacco
Countries : India


The case is so structured as to enable students to examine the political, economic and social consequences of liquor on society

to discuss the ethical dilemma of the liquor business for the Governments, industry and the society

to explore feasible alternatives to the dilemma faced by companies regarding their economic performance and social responsibilities.


» Prohibition of liquor

» Its socio-political-economic consequences

» Ethical dilemma of the governments in prohibition and feasibility of liquor prohibition


  Page No.
The Politics of Liquor 1
Alcohol, Alcoholism & Prohibition 2
The Indian Liquor Industry 3
Prohibition in India 4
The Debate 5
A Problem Unsolvable 6
Exhibit 7


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