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Authorities discuss plan to rehabilitate 75 families involved in illicit liquor trade

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A plan to rehabilitate 75 families allegedly involved in brewing of illicit liquor in the region is being formulated by authorities, an said Sunday.

Forty-five families living in Kathua, 25 in and five families in Samba are involved in the illegal trade of liquor here, he said.

The plan was discussed at a meeting chaired by Divisional (Jammu) on Saturday.

"A threadbare discussion was held to discuss measures for their rehabilitation by way of counselling and imparting skill training in employable trades," the said.

The divisional asked officers to conduct a survey to identify all families involved in brewing of illicit liquor and seek their interest for a particular trade.

He also asked for a detailed study of the socio-economic conditions of these families, the said.

The divisional asked the departments concerned to impart skill development training through ITI, Polytechnic and others so as to provide alternative employment to these families.

Sharma discussed various schemes for rehabilitation of such families, the spokesman said, adding that the department would provide loan facilities for establishment of self-employment units.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 15:40 IST