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  • 27 Nov 2023
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Every House will be Surveyed to Assess liquor Bank in Bihar

Why In News?

Addressing the function organized on the occasion of De-addiction Day on November 26, 2023, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that like the caste-based census, now a survey will be conducted in every household to assess the impact of liquor ban. He also flagged off vehicles to promote prohibition.

Key Points:

  • According to the survey released in February 2023, 99 percent women and 92 percent men are in favor of prohibition.
  • Through this survey it will be known how many people have given up alcohol consumption. Besides, a report on the impact of prohibition on family and society will also be prepared.
  • According to the Prohibition Products and Registration Department, this time academic institutions have been invited for this.
  • A minimum of 2500 houses in all 38 districts of Bihar will be surveyed. Besides, at least 40 people will also be interviewed. Apart from this, there will also be four focus groups, which will discuss the issue of liquor ban.
  • From the survey of the year 2018, it was found that 1 crore 64 lakh people have stopped drinking alcohol and in the survey of the year 2023, this figure reached 1 crore 82 lakh.
  • It is noteworthy that liquor ban was implemented in Bihar in 2016 on the demand of women. Was first implemented in rural areas. But, on the demand of common people, it was implemented in the entire state within five days.

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