Ghumka village of Chhattisgarh declares ban on liquor !

  • CCTV to be installed in the village to stop the sale of liquor !
  • Rs 51,000/- fine for selling liquor !
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Raipur (Chhattisgarh) – The residents of Ghumka village in Balod District of Chhattisgarh have declared a ban on the sale of liquor in the village. They have also formed a rule of charging a fine of Rs 51,000/- on anyone selling or buying liquor. CCTVs will be installed in the village, which has a population of 3,000 to keep a check that there would be no sale of liquor. The residents have taken such a decision to stop the crimes happening due to the consumption of liquor. Sarpanch Milap Singh Thakur said that one person in every house in Ghumka village was addicted to liquor; therefore, women and children had to bear the brunt of alcoholism. The women thus took lead and requested the ban; hence, the decision to ban the sale of liquor in the village was taken.

Editorial viewpoint

Every Government grants permission for the sale of liquor to get revenue and, in a way, takes society towards its downfall. It has been observed that in some States, there is a ban on the sale of liquor, but it is only on paper. In this background, the drive undertaken by Ghumka village is quite laudable and if every village in this country makes such efforts, the downfall of India would be halted to some extent !

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