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Watch: Mahua liquor to be legalised in Madhya Pradesh, sell as heritage liquor; says Shivraj Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Madhya Pradesh government is working with full vigour “to bring unprecedented change” in the lives of the people of the state.

Mandla: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Monday, a new excise policy is being worked upon that would legalise liquor made from ‘mahua’ (Madhuca) flower.  

Addressing an event in Mandla, Chouhan asked tribals to brew liquor from ‘mahua’ in the traditional way and sell it. 

“A new excise policy is in the making that will legalise liquor made of mahua. This will be sold as ‘heritage liquor’ in shops,” the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said. 

He also said that the Madhya Pradesh government is working with full vigor “to bring unprecedented change” in the lives of the people of the state. 

Speaking at a tribal gathering marking the culmination of the week-long Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, Chouhan emphaised that his government was committed to empowering the tribal community “financially, socially and educationally” and restore the galore of Gondwana.

The Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas had started on on November 15 to coincide with the birth anniversary of revered tribal leader and freedom fighter Birsa Munda.  

“The tribes in the country and MP have a glorious past, and tribal heroes played a very important role in the freedom struggle. The British made all efforts to end the pride of our tribes. We are going to restore it,” Chouhan added. 

first published:Nov. 22, 2021, 9:22 p.m.

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