Public drinking cases reduced after ban: Goa CM

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Panaji, March 27: The BJP led coalition government in Goa on Thursday, March 26 informed the state legislative assembly that its move to ban drinking in public places was successful.

The state government pointed out that the number of cases in connection with consumption of alcohol in public places were less in the last 11 months.

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In a written reply to the legislative assembly, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar underlined that the state excise department through its vigilant move had conducted 40 raids.

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The stringent measures taken by the excise department from April 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 also regulated the sale of liquor.

The state government had promised last year that they would take stern action against drinking in public places.

Goa, which is one of the major beach tourism destination in the country had been suffering due to drunken brawls. Since, the behaviour of drunken tourists was worse, so the authorities were forced to take a major step.

Goa is also known for its cheap alcohol tax regime. According to estimates, the state had a footfall of almost three million tourist, who visit the state every year.

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