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

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PROHIBITION-No Supportive Measures

now increasingly being felt. PROHIBITION No Supportive Measures LIQUOR has always had an important role politically prohibition has long been used to garner votes for a supposedly socially- sensitive administration; on the other hand, permits for distilleries and other concessions have been used to buy the support of powerful liquor lobbies. Perhaps the only state which has consistently imposed prohibition is Gujarat. Now Haryana chief minister Bansi Lal has decreed a liquor ban in the state from the beginning of this month. Besides costing the state exchequer some Rs 500 crore in lost revenue, the move will render many jobless. But the ban was an election promise and is now gratefully being implemented by a government which has received the people's mandate.

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