Prohibition In Bihar

Prohibition In Bihar News

Facing backlash on prohibition, Bihar set to water down its harsh provisions

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, and the amendments are set to be tabled during the monsoon session. Over 1.4 lakh people have been booked under the liquor law ever since it was implemented in April 2016.

Chhattisgarh delegation tours Bihar to learn from its prohibition experience

The delegation from Chhattisgarh were briefed on the prohibition experience by former Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, who has been appointed as Advisor, Policy and Programme Implementation, upon his retirement.


Prohibition in Bihar: Why Nitish Kumar says no to liquor

Prohibition In Bihar: After quotas in local body polls, bicycles for schoolgirls, prohibition was his idea for carving out a new political constituency of women. Two years on, it has paid off: more women vote than men in Bihar.

Where prohibition has a silver lining: Safer homes & more money

It can be seen on the faces of women in hundreds of villages across the state, like Manjhiyama in Arwal district, where the alcohol ban has meant more money in households, new houses and a better life.

Prohibition in Bihar: Widows and elderly jailed, children picked up for ferrying liquor

Prohibition in Bihar: Police and excise officials say most of the liquor that enters Bihar illegally comes from across the India-Nepal border through Motihari, and from West Bengal (via Katihar), UP (via Gopalganj) and Jharkhand (via Gaya).

Bihar's prohibition crackdown: Two years later, OBC, EBC, SC, ST face the brunt

Under sections 29 to 41 of the Bihar Excise and Prohibition Act, which came into force on April 6, 2016, consuming, storing, selling and manufacturing liquor are non-bailable offences.


Bihar liquor law targeting Dalits, poor: Opposition

Leader of Opposition, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, described the liquor law as “a tool to harass the poor”. Mahadalit leader and former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi alleged that “the numbers show the real truth about the law”.

Bihar’s new sorrow

Nitish Kumar’s prohibition policy is visiting pain on those it was supposed to help — the poorest and most disempowered.