Chief Minister Manohar Parikar to issue a notification to ban drinking of liquor at the public places in Goa.
During the ‘Swachh Bharat’ Function Parrikar said"If someone wants to drink (liquor), they should drink inside and not in public places. Official meetings will be held In the coming 15 days with all government officials regarding liquor ban at public places.He also stated that the government will start to impose fines or cancel licenses of liquor shops that allow people to drink near the shops.
Manohar Parikkar in the function also stated the reason behind the ban. This ban is imposed to stop the nuisance created by the people who drink road side and break bottles in the open spaces in spite of keeping it at assigned place.
Excise duty Act, 1964 was also amended by Goa Government last year, in order to impose penalties on people drinking in public places, identified as 'No Alcohol Consumption Zones'.
In May this year, police had started to keep a check on people found drinking in public places. Goa police is completely on action and have also made several arrests in the past few months