Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar has announced his decision of banning the sale of liquor in cheap plastic sachets. The decision was taken following deep apprehensions about the same causing a bad influence on school students. The move comes close to liquor companies resorting to sale of cheap liquor in plastic sachets at the rate of Rs.5 per sachet.
“I am aware of the problem. The government will ban sale of liquor in sachets.They are so easily available like shampoo sachets. We will stop this practice,” said Parrikar. Goa, a paradise for liquor lovers has a relaxed tax regime when it comes to alcohol. “The sachets are also creating environment problems because the plastic is difficult to dispose of. We will ban it soon,” Parrikar confirmed.
The Chief Minister said that the sachets pose an environment problem too. “The sachets are also creating environment problems because the plastic is difficult to dispose of. We will ban it soon,” Parrikar added.
The decision was taken following the matter being raised by Ganesh Gaonkar, Bharatiya Janata party legislator from Sanvordem. He alleged that the sachets were drawing a large student flock, because it is cheap and easily available.
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