Arun Lata Sharma

Sitamarhi: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar while addressing a `Chetna Sabha' at Dumra in Sitamarhi district as part of his `Nischay Yatra’ on November 12 claimed that sales of milk products including Rasogulla, Gulab-Jamun, Pera, Paneer and Khoya had registered substantial increase after prohibition was enforced in the state in April, 2016. ” Good results of prohibition are now coming to fore,” said Nitish referring to several virtues of prohibition.
” Parivaron mei khushi aur shanti ka Mahaul hai (families are in peace and happy),” Nitish said and added that the grand alliance government has fulfilled its election promise. The families will prosper and become affluent  result of prohibition. He suggested the women folk to admit their male family members to de-addiction centre if they were violating ban on boozing. The meeting was largely attended by women from Bihar rural livelihood self help groups (SHGs). Taking a dig at his political opponents, Nitish said, ” Some say I have gone mad while some others say I am power hungry.But there would be no compromise on total prohibition in the state.”
The objective the Nischaya Yatra is to assess the mood of people after ban on alcohol and also about the seven resolves ( Saat Nischay), which have been adopted by the government as the cardinal principles of governance. Nitish said that there has been a 36% drop in crimes between April and October, 2016, after complete prohibition was enforced in the state compared to corresponding period in 2015. The drop will continue in future as well, the CM asserted. He said that the idea of alcohol ban has become very popular in the country and said in Gujarat leaders are demanding modification in the existing prohibition law on the pattern of Bihar. Nitish warned the bootleggers and said that they would not be spared.
Earlier, the CM visited Mahadalit Tola at village Madhkaul under Jafarpur Panchayat in Belsand sub-division. He saw the toilets which were constructed under the technical guidance of UNICEF. The CM also visited a few houses to see the Nal-Jal schemes and thanked the villagers and district administration headed by DM Rajiv Raushan for their support and co-operation. He also visited Madhkaul high school premises to see the implementation of
Sanitation programme. He announced that Belsand sub-division is now Open defecation free (ODF). This sub-division comprises two blocks : Belsand and Parsauni. Belsand consists of nine Panchayats whereas Parsauni has seven. The CM also reviewed the progress of development schemes at collectorate hall at Dumra. Education minister Ashok Kumar Chaudhary, chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, DGP PK Thakur, RJD state chief Ram Chandra Purbey and DM Rajiv Raushan were present on the occasion. Earlier in the day, he chaired a review meeting at Sheohar district headquarters as well.

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