Kerala State Beverage Corporation has shown green signal for a new BEVCO out let in Karamana and the local people have started protesting against the action. Currently the Karamana – Killipalam road is having 1 KTDC Beer parlour and a private bar. Moreover 2 beverage outlets are also accessible within a distance of about 2 kms from the place.
The new outlet is about to be launched in the Kailas Junction which is located on the Karamana Killipalam Highway. Locals say that there is no need of a new beverage store in the place and the it will worsen the social living of the place. Political parties as well as local organizations and groups have joined hands to fight against the move.