Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday chaired a cabinet meeting and said that the state government implemented what had been decided in the new excise policy.

CM Chouhan said, “It was decided in the excise policy to close the Ahatas (a palace attached to liquor shops to facilitate drinking). I am happy to inform you that it has been implemented. A total of 2611 Ahatas across the state have been closed.”

“Besides, 232 such liquor shops which used to come within 100 metre radius of religious places, schools etc. have also been removed from there. So I think that we have implemented what we had decided in the excise policy,” Chouhan added.

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