Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said a de-addiction campaign would be launched in the entire state as desired results of total prohibition cannot be achieved by suddenly banning liquor.
“We have banned liquor shops in the radius of 5 km from the banks of river Narmada from April 1. Now we will launch de-addiction campaign in the entire state,” Chouhan told reporters at Depalpur near here after taking part in a religious function.
Chouhan said people would be educated against the ill-effects of liquor by launching de-addiction campaign so that they stay away from it.
He added, the desired results cannot be achieved by suddenly banning the sale of liquor.
The chief minister said many states who suddenly banned the sale of liquor have failed in their aim of achieving total prohibition. Therefore, in Madhya Pradesh first a campaign against it will be run to make people aware on the issue.