Chandrapur, Jan 14 (PTI) The Maharashtra government
has set up a 13-member high-level committee to study the
socio-economic impact of liquor ban in Chandrapur district.
The previous BJP-led state government banned sale and
consumption of liquor in Chandrapur on April 1, 2015.
In June last year, state Relief and Rehabilitation
Minister Vijay Wadettiwar, who is also Chandrapur”s guardian
minister, said he is in favour of lifting the liquor ban in
Chandrapur once the COVID-19 crisis ends.
As per a government notification issued on Tuesday, a
13-member committee, headed by former principal secretary
Ramnath Jha, has been formed to conduct a survey on the social
and economic impact after and before the imposition of the
liquor ban in Chandrapur.
The committee would also seek the opinion of public
representatives, social organisations and various other
organisations about the ban on liquor in Chandrapur district,
the notification said.
The other members of the committee include
Chandrapur”s superintendent of police, civil surgeon, women
and child welfare and social welfare officers, as well as
lawyers, academicians and excise department officials.
Earlier, in February last year, Wadettiwar formed a
nine-member committee at the district-level to conduct a study
on the advantages and drawbacks of the liquor ban in
The committee”s report was submitted to the state
government in September.
Wadettiwar in June last year claimed the number of
kidney infections and cancer cases has increased in the
district due to the consumption of “duplicate liquor” (fake
brews of some brands) being smuggled here.
Liquor is also banned in the state”s Wardha and
Gadchiroli districts. PTI COR
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