Guwahati, March 15, 2019
Governor of Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on Friday asked Assam Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidya to bring in religious groups and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to spread awareness on the adverse impacts of sulai and other intoxicating liquors on health.
He also emphasised on initiating debates, symposiums in educational institutions and motivational campaigns at public places such as markets, bus stand and others where assembly of peoples happens.
Suklabaidya apprised the Governor of all the measures taken by the Excise Department in the aftermath of hooch tragedy that took more than 100 lives in Golaghat and Jorhat districts. The minister had stated that a widespread campaign has been launched throughout the state to create awareness against the consumption of sulai so that the department can empower people to prevent recurrence of such tragedy.
The Governor further asked the minister to initiate awareness campaigns at all levels especially in the tea garden areas to empower people and create a deterrent to work against brewing such spurious liquor.