Arrack brewing goes unabated In Nalgonda

By B Ashok | THE HANS INDIA |   Feb 18,2017 , 12:00 AM IST

A tribal woman brewing arrack at her home in one of the tribal mandals in Nalgonda on Friday
A tribal woman brewing arrack at her home in one of the tribal mandals in Nalgonda on Friday

Nalgonda: The brewing of arrack is turning ubiquitous even after the Telangana government took steps to stop its production. 

Going by its production, it seems that people in the business from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have a great cooperation in this regard. 

Black jaggery is being supplied from Andhra Pradesh, while the arrack is brewed in Telangana. The final product is being transported to Andhra Pradesh again.

The arrack production centres are seen at most of the places in Nalgonda district that bordered the Krishna district. 

The arrack produced here is being supplied to Andhra Pradesh and the arrack produced in Guntur is being supplied here in Nalgonda. 

The Excise officials conducted a number of raids in villages in Guntur and announced them to be illicit arrack-free villages. However they didn’t concentrate on tribal hamlets.

According to sources, the illicit arrack production centres are coming up again at Damarcherla, Adividevulapally, Mattampally, Merlacheruvu, Peddavooru, Neradugomma and Chandampet and other mandals in Nalgonda district. The arrack produced here is being transported to Macherla, Rentachintala, Gurajala and Dachepally, where there is vigilance on production. 

Nalgonda Superintendent of Police Prakash Reddy said production has been brought down in the recent times. 

“But, we are getting information on re-establishment of production centres in the tribal hamlets of Krishnapeta. We will take necessary action along with the Excise department,” he said.