Bhopal, April 10: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that alcohol prohibition will be implemented in entire state in phase manner by closing all liquor shops. Also, Singh informed that liquor shops would not be allowed to open in residential localities, near educational institutes and religious places. He said that de-addiction drive will be launched in Madhya Pradesh.
While addressing Jan Samvad in Narsinghpur district on 113th day of Narmada Seva Yatra Chief Minister said that alcohol prohibition will be implemented in entire state in phase manner by closing all liquor shops. He said that Liquor shops have been closed down in five km distance from Narmada River both the sides in the first phase from April 1.
The Chief Minister said human civilisation and culture will be saved only when rivers exist. For that lakhs of people will plant crores saplings on both the shores of Narmada on July 2 from Amarkantak to Badwani. The river is base of prosperity of Madhya Pradesh. It provides drinking water to two dozen cities. Madhya Pradesh received Krishi Karman Awards four times due to blessing of the river. It provides water for irrigation and power production.
He said that treatment plants will be set up in cities located both sides of Narmada. Treated water will be given to farms. He administered resolution for plantation of Narmada shores, construct toilets in houses located its shores and dispose of pujan material in kund. Changing rooms and Muktidhams will be constructed on the banks of the Narmada. The Chief Minister said that daughters must saved and every child must be sent to school.
Meanwhile, Wine shops are being relocated in some parts of the state after the Supreme Court banned liquor sale within 500 metres of national and state highways. On April 5, the protesters had burnt two vehicles and damaged four others in Bareli town of Raisen district when Excise Department was trying to shift the liquor shops from a highway to a local residential colony.