Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar recently announced that drinking in public places will soon be an offense in the State.
Manohar Parrikar said the government has decided to ban liquor consumption in public places soon in the state. He said at a ‘Swachch Bharat’ function which was organized in the in the state capital on Sunday.
Goa Chief Manohar Parrikar said in a statement, “If someone wants to drink (liquor), they should drink inside and not in public places. In the next 15 days, I will hold meetings with government officials to ban the consumption of liquor in public places”.
Parrikar said the government will also impose fines or even cancel the license of liquor shops which allows people to drink outside the shops.
“We need to come out with the notification banning the drinking of liquor in public places. The notification will be issued by October end for which we will amend the existing law”, Parrikar said in a function in Panaji.
It was reported that the state government is governing the license to the liquor outlets under Goa, Daman, and Diu Excise Act, 1964.
However, the state government has already banned drinking on the beaches.