Assam Guv stresses on increased awareness to combat liquor consumption menace

Assam Guv stresses on increased awareness to combat liquor consumption menace

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Mar 2019, 10:53 pm

Guwahati, Mar 15 (IBNS): Close on the heels of the hooch tragedy that the Assam has recently faced, Excise Minister Parimal Shuklabaidya met Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhavan in Guwahati on Friday and apprised him of a sequel of measures that Excise Department has undertaken in the aftermath of the tragedy which took several precious lives.

The Excise Minister said since sulai a local intoxicating liquor responsible for taking toll on so many lives, a wide spread campaign has been launched throughout the state to create an awareness against consumption of sulai so that the department can empower people to prevent recurrence of such tragedy.

The Governor asked the minister to initiate awareness campaigns at all levels especially in the tea garden areas to empower people and create deterrent to work against brewing such spurious liquor.

Governor Mukhi also said that the State Anti-Drug and Prohibition Council must be reactivated to vociferously spread its awareness activities and highlight the evil effects of liquor consumption all across the state.

He also stated that since not only sulai but other intoxicating liquors also take a toll on human health awareness drive should be initiated to motivate people to gradually abstain from intoxicating liquors.


(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)

 

Assam Guv stresses on increased awareness to combat liquor consumption menace

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