For Andhra Pradesh in Indian - because...:
Andhra Pradesh is dry this summer. A dispute between manufacturers and suppliers of beer has left bars and liquor shops without any stocks of beer, the state's most popular summer drink. The three prominent breweries in the state - UB Group, Shaw Wallace and Artos - have stopped production since March to try and force the monopoly procurer, AP Breweries Corporation, to shell out an additional Rs 60 for each case of beer. Since then, UB has scaled its demand down to a hike of Rs 35. But for the corporation, Rs 10 is the limit.
"For the last few weeks, I haven't been able to find a single bottle of my favourite Kingfisher lager in Hyderabad," says Yazdani, an IT worker, who has been forced to travel either to the border districts or to Bangalore during the weekends for a swig. "In April, I paid up to Rs 90 at the local bars for a bottle. Now it isn't available at any price."