Bihar goes dry: Five things you must know about liquor ban

Bihar was on Tuesday declared a dry state with the Nitish Kumar government imposing a total ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol including India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) with immediate effect.
No license would be granted for sale and consumption of alcohol in places like hotels, clubs and bars in towns and cities too with immediate effect in Bihar.(Shutterstock)
No license would be granted for sale and consumption of alcohol in places like hotels, clubs and bars in towns and cities too with immediate effect in Bihar.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 06, 2016 02:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Patna


Bihar was on Tuesday declared a dry state with the Nitish Kumar government imposing a total ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol including India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) with immediate effect.

The decision, announced by chief minister Nitish Kumar after a Cabinet meeting, which comes into effect from Tuesday makes it clear that no alcohol can be legally consumed in all of Bihar, including bars and restaurants.

The Bihar government had banned sale and consumption of country and spiced liquor in rural areas from April 1 this year, but had allowed sale of IMFL in towns and cities.

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