Dibrugarh district administration in association with Excise department on Tuesday organized a workshop to suggest alternative means of earning for illicit liquor brewers in the district.
The workshop was held at the Deputy Commissioner’s training hall. Altogether 53 people associate with illicit liquor business from Lahowal, Chabua and other areas of the district participated in the workshop.
From last year, the initiative started to rehabilitate brewers of illicit country liquor.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri stated that the objective of the workshop was to create awareness about the ill effects of liquor and educate the families about alternative livelihood opportunities under various government schemes.
“So far excise department has identified 800 families associated with the business in the district and taking adequate steps to create alternative livelihood opportunities for them. Total 100 families were provided training on fish production, agriculture production, poultry farming etc,” Madduri said.
She appealed to the families engaged in the making illicit liquor to switch over to other vocations for the sake of their family and society.
Meanwhile, illicit liquor has an adverse affect in the society. Every year many people die by consuming illicit liquor.
Dibrugarh district administration has taken steps to eradicate illicit liquor business from the district because it was harmful for the society and for the people.
Laya Madduri said that they will help the liquor brewers to choose other profession and help them to avail bank loans.