Raipur, June 13: While many states are mulling over the idea of liquor ban but Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh now proudly claims that there's been a drastic decline in the road accidents by 27%, post the new liquor policy of state government.
Dr Raman Singh said in his radio programme Raman Ke Goth, “there is positive environment in rural areas regarding the ban on bootlegging. 98 per cent of the villages in state do not have any liquor shop. Our new liquor policy has resulted in decrease in number of road accidents by 27 percent”.
Notably, Bihar and Gujarat are the only states that have a total ban on alcohol in place. Tamil Nadu has failed at implementing such a ban after experimenting more than once, Andhra Pradesh also tried it in the 1990s. Mizoram was forced withdraw the ban after 17 years in 2014.
Also, CM told listeners about the achievements of state wide Lok Suraaj Abhiyan. Singh said that this campaign will be remembered as the biggest social audit. Through Lok Suraaj Abhiyan we came to know about people's expectations from state government's various departments and also their demands grievances. Maximum applications were pertaining to Prime Minister Housing Scheme and Prime Minister Ujjwala Scheme. Both the schemes are receiving tremendous response from people.
He Informed that the entire arrangements for combating the natural calamities during monsoon such as floods has been done. State Calamity Management Force has been alerted. 72 boats for relief and rescue works have been allotted to administration in various districts. Calamity Management Force has been appointed in all the Divisional Headquarters, who will coordinate with the district team to deal with such situations. Along with district headquarters of all 27 district headquarters, flood control room at state-level will also remain alert.