To study the successful implementation of liquor ban in Bihar, representatives of Karnataka Temperance Board visited Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. As per reports, Karnataka may also implement liquor ban in state.
Seeing its success, a 31-member team of Karnataka has visited Bihar. They want to study its model.
Members of Karnataka Temperance Board said that it was a bold step by Bihar government. They said that it is not an easy task to implement liquor ban.
CM Nitish Kumar said that even though Bihar government has lost Rs 5000 crore but Rs 10,000 crore, which people had been spending on liquor, has been saved. He said that there is a difference in people’s lifestyle and society.
The team will also visit two panchayats in the state.
The liquor ban was implemented in Bihar in April 2016. Earlier, it was implemented in rural areas. But, after seeing its success, it was implemented in urban areas as well.
Since then, selling, keeping and consuming alcohol is a crime in the state. A special law was also formed to ban liquor consumption in the state.
As per report, a total of 41,314 cases has been registered pertaining to liquor ban so far. A total of 7,29,494 litre of country liquor has been ceased. 8,69,351 litre of foreign liquor has also been ceased. 5,35,746 litre of alcohol has been crushed.
Out of the 4433 two-wheelers which have been ceased, 815 will be auctioned. 2672 four-wheelers have also been ceased and 438 will be auctioned soon.
A total of 58,379 people have been arrested.