RUPANDEHI: Nepal Liquor Production Organization (NLPO) on Sunday said its production had decreased by 50 per cent due to the shortage of raw materials.

The NLPO issuing a press statement said the decreased production of sugarcane has affected production of liquor to a large extent. “The liquor factories might be closed and the revenue collection also might be cut down,” Pandey added, “molasses should be exported only after ensuring that we have sufficient molasses for our own consumption.” The statement said five lakhs people had been employed by the liquor industries.