Excise and Prohibition Minister V Srinivas Goud said that Neera products will be available in Telangana from May. He said the construction of Neera Cafe in Hyderabad, which was undertaken at a cost of Rs 20 crore, was nearing completion and would start in the second week of May.
On Wednesday, he inspected the construction work of Neera Cafe on the PV Marg in Hyderabad. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said, "Neera Cafe will bring respect to Geetha Karmikulu (toddy tappers). CCMB and national food agencies have confirmed that Neera has medicinal and nutritional value. Neera and toddy help in preventing 15 types of diseases.
They also make Palm honey and jaggery in the cafe itself".In order to promote and popularise Neera, the Telangana government had come up with the cafe project. The Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) is the implementing agency of this project. The minister also said that plans are afoot to set up Neera centers in all districts across the State.