Hyderabad, Oct 7 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today asserted all belt shops(illegal liquor outlets) in the State would be closed in a month.
''The work in this regard has already began,'' the Chief Minister said while interacting with the members of the Jana Vignana Vedike who came to his camp office to felicitate him.
The Vedike members urged the Chief Minister to bring down the number of licenced liquor outlets taking into view the health of the poor people.
Earlier, he interacted with the toddy tappers who had turned up at his camp office in large numbers to thank him for the government's decision to waive loans to the tune of Rs 8.50 crore sanctioned to them by the National Backward Class Finance Development Corporation through the Andhra Pradesh Geetha Parieramika Sahakara Arthika Samkshema Samastha.
He exhorted them to take a vow to fight against adulteration of toddy which was responsible for the death of some weavers in Sircila.
The government was commited to better their living condition, he added.
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