Assam CM Bans ‘Lali Gur’ in the Wake of the Hooch Tragedy
GUWAHATI: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal has banned the use of country liquor (sulai) and ‘lali gur’ (molasses) in the wake of the ‘hooch tragedy’ wherein 185 people lost their lives and more than 60 children were orphaned.
Sonowal has directed all the DCs of every district to ban the sale and consumption of the substance.
The resolution to ban ‘lali gur’ was taken during a meeting in Janata Bhawan on March 4 to discuss the unfortunate incident. In the meeting, the CM also directed officials to provide shelter to children who were orphaned.
Sonowal has also directed officials to carry out awareness programs across the state to create awareness about the harmful effects of consuming ‘sulai,’ cheap country liquor.