State cabinet partially lifts prohibition of liquor in Manipur

HY News 21 September, 2022 10:56 am IST

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The Manipur State Cabinet on Tuesday partially lift the prohibition on liquor and also allow to regulate brewing, sale and consumption of liquor in the State.

The cabinet meeting was held at the chief minister’s secretariat in Imphal with the CM Nongthombam Biren Singh in attendance.

Briefing media persons after the Cabinet meeting at his Secretariat South Block office, Tribal affairs and hills minister Letpao Haokip in the council of ministers, said, “The move of the government is to prevent serious health issues such as liver and kidney diseases after the consumption of unregulated products.”

Stressing on the fact that there are many people in the state suffering from liver and kidney diseases after consuming unregulated liquor, Letpao informed that prohibition will be lifted only at district headquarters, tourist areas and hotels with not less than 20 (bed) rooms.

Further The Minister said local liquor manufactured at Sekmai in Imphal west district and Andro in Imphal east district will be checked and regulated in consultation with experts from Ireland and Scotland.

With today’s cabinet decision, it is estimated that the state is expecting generation of around ₹600 as revenue.

Prohibition was enforced in the entire State of Manipur on April 1, 1991 during the time of Chief Minister RK Ranbir.

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