20 Feb 2023

Madhya Pradesh: All Ahatas In State Will Close; New Liquor Policy To Discourage Alcohol Consumption Approved

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh cabinet meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in which many important decisions were taken to discourage liquor consumption in the state. All liquor ahatas and shop bars will be closed in the state. 

No liquor shop within 100 m of educational or religious institution

It will not be allowed to drink while sitting in liquor shop. Liquor shops cannot operate within the radius of 50 meters around educational and religious institutions. At present this limit is 50 meters. Along with this, there will be a provisions for suspension of driving license for drunk driving and punishment will be made stricter.

After the meeting, Home Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra told that no new liquor shop has been opened in the state since 2010, rather liquor shops have been closed.

64 liquor shops were closed during Narmada Seva Yatra

64 shops were closed during the Narmada Seva Yatra. Now all the ahatas in the state are being closed. Similarly, alcoholic beverages were permitted in shop bars. Only liquor will be sold from liquor shops, but drinking while sitting will not be allowed.

Uma Bharti has been campaigning

Former Chief Minister Uma Bharti has been trying for amendment in the liquor policy for a long time. For this, she has been continuously opposing her own government. She threw stones at a liquor shop in Bhopal. A few days back, she had camped in a temple. Not only this, she has even expressed her anguish by writing a letter to BJP National President JP Nadda.

No comments:

Post a Comment