Goa government to ban drinking in public places

Goa government has already put restrictions on drinking on the beaches.? Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 18, 2017, 06.39 AM (IST)

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has announced that the state will ban liquor consumption in public places. 

While addressing a 'Swachch Bharat' conference in Panaji on Sunday he said that the ban will be implemented within 15 days. 

He said "If someone wants to drink (liquor), they should drink inside and not in public places".

The move has been initiated to curb the nuisance created by people in drunken state. 

He also added that the government will also put fines or cancel the license of the liquor shops that will allow people to drink within its premises. 

Goa government has already put restrictions on drinking on the beaches.