Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said his government was working towards a ban on liquor and the campaign will be run soon to urge people to stop consuming alcohol to help Madhya Pradesh become a good state.
While addressing at rally at Katni district of Madhya Pradesh, Chouhan said that the government want to make MP a liquor-free state. It cannot be done with a liquor ban alone. Liquor will keep getting supplied if there are people to consume it. Chouhan said the government must take a resolution for this. In order to become a good state, the state government will run a liquor-free campaign soon to urge people stop consuming alcohol, he said.
The Chief Minister on Saturday inaugurated various development projects in a rally in Katni. He announced that in the next three years, there will be taps and drinking water in every house of Katni district. The village will get a supply of clean drinking water through taps. Also, the poor will be provided with money to build Pakka houses. About 3,25,000 Ayushman cards were made including free treatment upto Rs 5 lakh for needy.
In his speech, Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the first government that announced capital punishment for misconduct with daughters. He claimed that more than 50 girls have been saved under the state government’s initiative called Muskan Abhiyan in Katni. Following which, 37 have been sentenced, two have filed mercy petition.
The Chief Minister made these statements while inaugurating a project in Katni. Chouhan inaugurated several projects here to bring about an Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh.
Liquor is banned in Bihar. There is a restriction on the sale of liquor in Gujarat as well.