ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NORTH-Where Spirits Command

NORTH Where Spirits Command BOOTLEGGERS have been known to prosper in states where prohibition is partially or fully enforced, or even where the demand for liquor far outstrips its supply. But,-in Punjab, over the past few months, even as licenees for liquor shops have been, most liberally granted and large breweries have been set up with foreign collaboration, there have been disclosures that moon- shining has been depriving the Punjab government of Rs 75-80 crores annually and that the business of illicit distillation continues to flourish despite the easy availability of 'official' liquor. Since Punjab means 'the land of five rivers', a gaint official boarding near Ludhiana recently announced the state's 'sixth river"

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