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Belt shops ruining families in villages

Belt shops ruining families in villages
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Liquor is being sold in provisional stores and tea shops in villages in utter violation of the rules and regulations catering to the alcohol needs of...

Tandur: Liquor is being sold in provisional stores and tea shops in villages in utter violation of the rules and regulations catering to the alcohol needs of the workers of stone crushers in the vicinity of Basheerabad mandal.

Liquor is being sold in the provisional stores of major panchayats like Mylwar, Yekmai, Jeevangee, Korviched and Navalga. While some others sell liquor through backdoor, some others do it openly showing no remorse at all. There were instances of the tipplers indulging in clashes under the influence of alcohol.

Several learned people are finding fault with the belt shops in families getting ruined. After a hard day’s work, both in agriculture fields and stone crushers, the workers are squandering their hard-earned money on alcohol and soon getting addicted to the habit. This has been ruining many families.

The irony is that liquor is available in many villages where drinking water is a luxury. Some unscrupulous traders are supplying liquor from Basheerabad to the belt shops in villages of the mandal. Some villages in neighbouring Karnataka border are also getting their liquor stocks from the place.

The youth associations of the affected villages blame it on the excise officials, who are apparently slack in enforcing the rules, leading to unlicensed sale of liquor in the villages.

When The Hans India contacted excise CI Tukya Naik for his clarification, the official said that it was unlawful to sell liquor in villages through the belt shops and threatened to initiate disciplinary action against those selling liquor illegally.

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