Lok Satta

Wednesday, 04 February 2009 09:37

Liquor Control Movement

Article Index
Liquor Control Movement
The Ball now is in People's Court: Dr. JP
Shedding blood to protest Liquor shop auctions
Letter to Governor
Letter to Excise Commissioner
The Ball now is in People's Court: Dr. JP
Novel protests against Liquor shop auctions
Panachayats banning liquor to Get Rs.1 lakh award
Demonstrations and sit-ins at Excise Department Golden age or era of stupor?
Women win battle against liquor shop
Lok Satta makes history by Effecting citizen arrest
Bottles broken in battle against belt shops
Lok satta volunteers to arrest belt shop owners
DR. J.P. condemns moves to promote liquor sales
Mahila Satta to rope in SHGs: Anti-Liquor Drive
Mahila Satta identifies belt shops and seeks their closure
Prakasam Women force belt shop's closure
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Governments over the years have approached the sale of liquor as a source of revenue. Hence, along with large number of licensed shops many illegal liquor outlets (Belt-Shops) have increased liquor consumption in the state. On an average there are 4-5 Belt shops in a village and many of them are located in low-income localities. Liquor outlets are being established in the vicinity of transport corridors (including National Highways), religious places, and schools. As a consequence, Government policies are encouraging many to become alcoholics, which is generating severe financial stress in many families. Over seven million families are experiencing the pernicious impact of liquor consumption in the state. Tens of thousands of women are suffering because as the men folk spend the family's scarce resources on liquor, and then subject them to domestic violence. All this warrants rigorous control of liquor in the state. Since its inception, Lok Satta Party has campaigned relentlessly to demand that the government implement rigorous controls on liquor. Some of them have been listed below.


Liquor as a source of revenue.