GURUVAYUR: Toeing the line of government stance on substandard bars in the state, Vadanappally Grama Panchayat Council, through a motion, has decided to ban both the bars and beverages outlets in its limit.
The civic body on Tuesday unanimously decided that it would not give permission to the three bars, which are presently remaining closed after the state government’s decision not to renew the licence of the sub-standard bars.
Besides, the civic body also decided not to renew the licence of a beverages outlet in its limit, once its licence expires.
“Everyone, who took part in the discussion, shared the same opinion. The councillors said that each one of them have faced the ill-effects to the alcohol in one way or the other. Without the permission of the panchayat, bars and beverages outlets would not function,” panchayat president Githa Thilakan told ‘Express’.
When asked about the toddy shops functioning in the panchayat, she said there was no decision to close the toddy shops immediately. “And, such a decision would be taken if it’s necessary to ban the sale of all alcoholic products in the areas coming under the jurisdiction of the civic body,” she added.