Excise Minister K. Babu will inaugurate a Janamaithri excise unit at Kottathara in Attappady at 10 a.m. on Friday. The unit is being started to prevent illicit brewing and sale of liquor in the tribal areas and conduct awareness campaigns against the use liquor and narcotics. The 14-member team of the unit will be headed by a circle inspector. The unit is in addition to an excise range office already working at Gulikadavu in Attappady with a staff strength of 20. — Staff Reporter