With Tamil Nadu and Bihar imposing ban on liquor in the state, Centre, however, has refused of any such prohibition across the country.
Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said 2927 people had died due to consumption of illicit/spurious liquor between 2012 and 2014. Of these, 731 died in 2012, 497 in 2013 and 1699 in 2014.
No ban on Liqour across the country
But, Centre said that it will help state governments in implementing the ban.
Ahir said a total of 2.83 crore litres of liquor was seized in 2014 under the Excise Act, which included over 91 lakh liters of ‘desi’ or country-made liquor.