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Excise on the move to totally enforce NLTP

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By EMN Updated: Sep 05, 2013 1:02 am
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DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 4

A MEETING held at the office of the Commissioner of Excise here today resolved to ensure effective enforcement of Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition Act (NLTP), 1989.
It was also resolved to conduct surprise joint raids in order to totally check the illegal of liquor in the hotels and shops. Besides, any house owners/shop owners allowing the sale of liquor in their shops or godowns shall be considered equally responsible and will be penalized under the NLTP Act, 1989 and stringent punitive action will be taken against defaulters.The meeting further resolved to “remind the Government to give quality professional support” to alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres in the State and to sensitize the Associations, Churches, and Institutions through media workshop and seminars of the “evil menace” caused by the intake of alcohol.
The meeting was attended by the Gen. Secy. Naga Council, Dimapur, President of Dimapur Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, GB Union, Dimapur, Secretary of DGBA and all senior officials of directorate of excise, according to a press release by Commissioner of Excise, Moangwati Aier.
The Commissioner also disclosed that the NBCC Gen, Secy. in an earlier meeting, had assured to give all support and assistance to the department and have decided to for fasting and prayer all over the State for positive results.
According to a study, the Government of France earned revenues amounting to 53 billion Francs from the sale of alcoholic beverages. In contrast, 132 billion Francs were spent on trying to pay for damages that alcoholism produced in that country. Further, the loss of productivity caused by alcoholism was estimated 325 billion Francs, the release added.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 05, 2013 1:02:41 am