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Indian state bans alcohol sales to fight 'social danger'

By Agence France-Presse inMumbai, India ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-23 07:59:43

Authorities in Kerala have announced a ban on alcohol to tackle a growing abuse problem in the southern Indian state, which is also a popular tourist destination.

The state government warned that alcohol abuse is becoming a danger to society and unveiled a plan to ban its sale and consumption within 10 years.

It said no new licenses to sell alcohol would be granted, while many of the state's 720 bars and restaurants would not have their licenses renewed.

Indian state bans alcohol sales to fight 'social danger'

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