1000 more TASMAC to get shut in Tamil Nadu
The next move to alcohol prohibition is held in Tamil Nadu. 1000 more TASMAC are all set to get shut down. Works are being carried out by the Taluk officers.
For the past one year, there are several requests from people to ban alcohol around Tamil Nadu. At the recent assembly election, all the contesting parties promised up the alcohol prohibition in their election manifesto. AIADMK announced to achieve the same in stages.
Jayalalithaa announced to shutdown of 500 TASMAC. She has also announced that the TASMAC timing to be postponed to 12 noon from the regular opening time 10 am.
These are already implemented but now its stated that about 1000 TASMAC shops are set to get shut, as per the latest sources from the government. All Taluk officers are involved in discussion with this issue.
Speaking about this, one off the senior officials working with TASMAC stated that they have decided to shut down 1000 TASMAC. A crew headed by Taluk officers is currently collecting statistical data of the TASMAC to be closed. As per latest orders of district collectors, each and every crews of Taluk officers, surveyors, and a representative on behalf of the collector.
This crew is said to visit each and every TASMAC present in each and every area. Location of TASMAC surrounding area is at the presence of temples, schools or bus stand around, etc. are inspected. If there are any, then the distance between TASMAC and these places are well measured. Report will be sent to district collector encompassing all other information. This will move towards TASMAC head office. According to this, there are about 100 TASMAC to be closed in the next phase of shutdown. These are likely to get shut in another 2 months.
Its opposing parties are claimed that 500 TASMAC that are already shut are done without any income generated out of sales here. It’s noted that officials are involved in surveying amidst such oppositions by other party members.
The total count of TASMAC was 6800 is now reduced to 6300. Further, its 1000 more shops get shut down, the overall count to get reduced to 5300.