Voluntary organisations will be roped in

The Excise Department has embarked on a campaign to address the increasing inclination of people towards liquor and drugs.

Excise officials will rope in the services of voluntary organisations to reach out to the target audience of students and youngsters. Awareness classes, street plays, film shows, public gatherings, seminars, discussions, poster display, rallies, and competitions will be conducted by focussing on schools and other educational institutions, factories and such work units, colonies of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe people, Adivasi colonies, coastal areas, villages, and places notorious for liquor and drug use.

Excise officials said that studies would be conducted in places known for manufacturing illicit liquor and sale of drugs and where liquor tragedies took place. Special awareness programmes would be devised aimed at such places on the basis of the reports of study.

Excise offices would take the lead in providing help to those addicted to liquor and drugs.

Excise officials said that awareness campaigns would be strengthened in view of the upcoming Christmas and New Year season. Enforcement work would be stepped up along with the campaign.

The Excise Deputy Commissioner here has asked voluntary organisations willing to conduct awareness programmes to contact the excise offices in their respective areas.

  • Awareness classes, film shows, seminars planned

  • Studies in places known for making illicit liquor