Rs 5 lakhs for families hit by cheap liquor

Hyderabad: Excise & Prohibition Minister T. Padma Rao Goud today said the State budget will earmark funds for people, who were involved in distillation of Gudumba in the State capital and other places and give them Rs 5 lakhs towards alternative livelihood.

Releasing a Diary of Excise department at Secretariat today, the minister appreciated the staff for removing cheap liquor production units successfully. Chief Minster K Chandrasekhar Rao was firm to prevent its production and the officials should see that it does not recur at any place, he said. “We were able to remove the cheap liquor production units by 98 per cent and the government will provide help to the families affected by it,” he said. It was also decided to extend financial assistance to every family involved in the cheap liquor production, he said.

The minister said he would sanction Rs 50 lakhs for construction of Excise offices in his constituency. The district Collectors were instructed to find a place to construction of permanent offices for Excise stations and as only 12 out of 138 offices have own buildings. He also said that the problems of the staff will be taken to the notice by KCR to find a solution.

-NSS

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