Tirupur: The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) has finalised the licensees for 221 out of the 250 bars attached to the TASMAC-run wine shops in the district. The licensees for the one year ending May 31, 2011, were identified following the three-day evaluation of tenders submitted by bidders which ended on Friday. TASMAC District Manager and Deputy Collector P. Manoharan told reporters here that the highest bid of Rs. 12 lakh a month was received for the bar attached to TASMAC Shop No: 1932 situated at Karuvampalayam along Tirupur-Mangalam road. The lowest bid of Rs. 24,100 a month was received for the bar connected to TASMAC Shop No: 3837 at Thorappadi village near Vellakoil. The total number of bidders for 221 shops stood at 1,071.
Mr. Manoharan said that there were no bidders for as many as 29 bars of the total 250 outlets in the district.
Of these, eight were in Dharapuram taluk, seven in Tirupur taluk, seven together in Udumalpet and Madathukulam taluks, five in Avinashi taluk and one each in Palladam and Kangayam taluks.