Mizoram to put blanket ban on alcohol

Mizoram to put blanket ban on alcohol
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Maintaining its prepoll pledges to enforce total prohibition on sales of alcohol in the mountainous state, a new bill would be tabled in the next Mizoram Assembly session, beginning second week of March, a Minister said on Monday

Aizawl: Maintaining its pre-poll pledges to enforce total prohibition on sales of alcohol in the mountainous state, a new bill would be tabled in the next Mizoram Assembly session, beginning second week of March, a Minister said on Monday.

“We would make a law soon for complete banning of sales of alcohol in Mizoram. We would move a bill in this regard in the next Assembly session, beginning second week of March,” Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Minister K. Beichhua told IANS.

The next session of the Assembly will be the budget session and the first full-fledged session after Mizo National Front (MNF) headed by Chief Minister Zoramthanga assumed office after 10 years on December 15 trouncing the Congress in the November 28 polls.

He said that the proposed bill will replace the existing Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition and Control) Act, 2014.

“This is our pre-poll promise to the people. Our officials are now calculating the revenue likely to be lost after the complete ban on the sales of alcohol.

We are also exploring the ways and means how the loss of revenue could be compensated from other sectors.”

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