Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said today that liquor prohibition would be introduced in the state soon. He said that such prohibition would be implemented in a phased manner, so that people have time to adjust. Singh made the statement while he was on a personal visit to Bihar. He had gone to meet Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati at his Munger Yogashram. Earlier, during the day, Singh had met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Singh said that he would follow on the footsteps of Bihar, where liquor prohibition has been a huge success.
Singh said that liquor prohibition in Chhattisgarh would be implemented in a phased manner. In the first phase, the ban will be imposed in villages that have a population of 3000 or more. With this announcement, it seems like liquor prohibition is gaining momentum in the country. It may be recalled that recently Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan had also made a similar statement. Alcohol prohibition in India is currently active in the states of Gujarat, Kerala, Bihar, Nagaland and Manipur; as well as in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.