Hon'ble High Court asks to stop toddy salesThe Honorable High Court of Kerala asked the State Government to consider seriously the issue of stopping toddy sales. It is not clear how these thousands of toddy shops sell toddy when the production has come down drastically. This is actually helping the production of illicit liquors in the name of toddy, Hon'ble Court views. This even defeats the the sixteen year old ban of sales of arrack.
The sale of toddy is encouraged under the pretext that it contains less (8%) alcohol, but in most of the shops the illicit toddy with more alcoholic content is on sale. This availability of toddy is in fact affecting the poor in the society. Their meagre income is spent in these shops, thereby making their family starve. Thus goes the findings of the Hon'ble High Court.