Goa Chief Manohar Parrikar has announced that the state will ban the drinking of liquor in public places to curb the nuisance created by people in a drunken state. The necessary amendments to the excise act will be done next month.
“We need to come out with the notification banning drinking of liquor in public places. The notification will be issued by October end for which we will amend the existing law,” Parrikar said at a function in Goa recently.
The state government is currently governing the licences to the liquor outlets under Goa, Daman and Diu Excise Act, 1964. The state has already announced ban on drinking in selected public places including beaches.