No liquor ban in Mad­hya Pradesh, says min­is­ter

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation -

BHOPAL: The Mad­hya Pradesh govern­ment is not plan­ning to ban liquor in the state, fi­nance min­is­ter Jayant Malaiya said on Wed­nes­day. He de­nied that the state govern­ment had said there would be a to­tal liquor ban. Malaiya added the govern­ment would con­tinue to or­gan­ise pub­lic aware­ness cam­paigns on the ill ef­fects of al­co­hol so that peo­ple would con­sume it less or avoid it. The an­nounce­ment would come as a dis­ap­point­ment to those who were ex­pect­ing to­tal prohibition in the state in line with Bi­har.

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