The liquor prohibition program of the Kerala Sarkar has to be lauded by all. Though at present it appears to be partial in the sense that Five star bars ,Wine shops and Beer parlors are allowed let us hope that the program becomes success and is extended to cover all. The main menace of the drinking habit is affecting the poor and the lower middle class more strongly. So the prohibition which covers this section is welcome at the moment. This when properly implemented will be a boon for the families of the poor and lower middle class. The Government is side by side trying to introduce the 'Neera Drink' scheme which will help those involved in liquor brewing business. This drink being natural one is like the tender coconut is much better for health than the artificial soft drinks being consumed by the public.
The main ministry affected by this policy, the Finance Ministry has welcome this step inspire of considerable loss of revenue which is a welcome feature. With all these let us hope the prohibition works out to the objective for which it is introduced. Let us hope the Govt is also monitoring the policy with periodical follow ups that may be necessary.
Ramanathan A R