UP News- Yogi Govt bans sale of liquor in Ayodhya near Ram Temple complex after Mathura

After the decision of the Yogi government, liquor shops have been closed in Ayodhya along with Mathura.

liqour ban Ayodhya and Mathura

Lucknow- Ayodhya liquor ban:: After the Yogi government's decision to ban liquor at pilgrimage places in Uttar Pradesh, liquor shops in Ayodhya along with Mathura have been closed. The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a ban on the sale of liquor around the Ram Janambhoomi temple complex in Ayodhya. The process of cancellation of licenses of shops that were already given licenses is also going on.

State Excise Minister Nitin Aggarwal said that the Panch Kosi Parikrama in Ayodhya, which takes place in about 1500 square meters, has completely banned liquor. Minister Nitin Aggarwal said that the intention of the Uttar Pradesh government is that the drinking and selling of liquor should be completely banned in the areas around pilgrimage sites. In this episode, now the state government has started taking new steps.

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Liquor will not be available at religious places

Agarwal said that even in 22 wards of Mathura, liquor has been completely banned. If there is any shop in this area then it will be canceled. Although alcohol was already banned in Vrindavan, but today a ban has been imposed in Mathura as well. Nitin Aggarwal told that Ram Janmabhoomi is situated in Ayodhya, which is recognized globally, so it is not appropriate to drink or sell liquor at such a place.

Liquor ban in these areas of Ayodhya and Mathura

Under the direction of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Excise Department has banned liquor in 22 wards of Mathura including Ayodhya. After this, an action plan is being made to ban alcohol in and around all the pilgrimage sites.

Ex chequer has to bear a loss of Crores 

The shops which have been closed had earned Rs 40 crore from the sale of liquor last year. At present, there are 698 liquor shops in the district, earning Rs 546 crore annually. Even after the liquor ban at 34 places, the Excise Department has expected an annual income of 600 crores.

However, the government has assured the licensed shop owner will be compensated as per the policies but there will be no change in the prohibition of selling liquor in the Temple complex.

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