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Drinking liquor in public places to be banned in Goa soon

Parrikar also declared that the Goa state will also enforce fines or cancel the license of the liquor shops that let people drink near it.


Panaji: Proclaiming a notification on prohibiting drinking in public areas, Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar has declared that the state will prohibit the drinking of liquor in public areas to curb the nuisance made by people in a drunken condition.

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Parrikar even asserted that the government will also enact fines or cancel the license of the alcohol shops that let people drink near it. He stated necessary revisions to the Goa, Daman and Diu Excise Act, 1964 will be made in October.

However addressing a conference at a ‘Swachch Bharat’ gathering in Panaji on this Sunday, Parrikar stated, “If somebody wants to drink (liquor), they should have inside and absolutely not in public areas. In the coming 15 days, I will conduct meetings with government administrators to ban the intake of liquor at public areas. Liquor shops will face the music if individuals are found drinking in the open areas near the shop”.

The Goa state government has already barred drinking on the seashores. They are presently governing the licenses to the liquor shops under Goa, Daman and Diu Excise Act, 1964.

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