Announcing a notification to ban drinking in public places, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar recently said that the state will ban drinking of liquor in public places to curb the nuisance created by people in drunken state. A notification will be issued next month, said the chief minister.
“If someone wants to drink (liquor), they should drink inside and not in public places. In the next 15 days, I will hold meetings with government officials to ban the consumption of liquor at public places. Liquor shops will face the music if people are found drinking in the open spaces near the shop,” Parrikar said. The state government has already banned drinking on the beaches. They are currently governing the licences to the liquor outlets under Goa, Daman and Diu Excise Act, 1964.
He said people sit along roadsides and drink, and after drinking they break the bottles on the road, which creates nuisance.