No More Liquor for Bi­har Vil­lagers

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

PATNA: With a par­tial liquor ban com­ing into force in Bi­har from Fri­day, thou­sands of “desi” liquor shops in vil­lages across the state will go “dry”. The In­dian-made for­eign liquor, how­ever, will be avail­able in ur­ban ar­eas at gov­ern­ment-run shops. Un­like ur­ban lo­cal­i­ties, liquor ban has come into ef­fect in en­tire ru­ral Bi­har as shops of “desi” or coun­try-made liquor in 45,000 vil­lages closed down late Thurs­day night. The state gov­ern­ment has banned coun­try-made and spiced liquor, which had high con­sump­tion in ru­ral ar­eas. The In­dian-made for­eign liquor will be avail­able for sale at gov­ern­ment-run shops in ur­ban ar­eas.—

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