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Gujarat will continue to ban alcohol despite losing huge revenue including excise tax: DyCM Nitin Patel in Vadodara

Gujarat will continue to ban alcohol despite losing huge revenue including excise tax: DyCM Nitin Patel in Vadodara

Gujarat will continue to ban alcohol despite losing huge revenue including excise tax: DyCM Nitin Patel in Vadodara
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Expressing the feeling that Gujarat is in an excellent position to maintain social security, peace, smlaw and order due to alcohol ban, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Bhai Patel said that no matter how much revenue has to be lost, including excise tax, Gujarat will stick to the ban on alcohol like the sacramental heritage of the Gandhi and Sardar.

He said the ban was being strictly enforced and disciplinary provisions such as replacement and suspension of duty of the concerned police officer have been made in cases where large quantity of liquor was seized from the area of ​​the police station. Across the country, Gujarat implements a ban on alcohol without worrying about losing tax revenue.

He was in Vadodara to inaugurate The Mehsana Urban Cooperative at Manjalpur area consists of 2000 bank lockers and ATM. Patel added that Mehsana Urban Bank is the second largest bank in the co-operative sector in Gujarat and the opening of its 58th branch is a matter of pride. For the development of Vadodara, it will easily provide low interest loan to small traders, industrialists and traders to develop their business employment.

He said that Mehsana Urban Bank is ranked tenth in the country. The bank has a turnover of Rs 11320 crore with a deposit of Rs 6614 crore and a loan of Rs 4606 crore. At the end of March 2021, the bank has made a gross profit of Rs 207 crore.

He added that the state government's interest subsidy was introduced by the bank at a time when businesses in the state were stagnant due to the Corona epidemic and not only small traders, artisans were given low interest loans.

He added that Mehsana Urban Bank is also in the forefront of providing zero per cent lending under the government's scheme to economically support women's groups under the Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana.

Expressing the feeling that cow service is the sacrament of all, he said that we have been fighting for Gauraksha and ban on cow killing since time of Jansangh. Gujaratis have been donating crores for cow service and cow protection. The Government of Gujarat has implemented cow rearing schemes along with making legal provision for cow service and security. In Indian culture cow is worshiped as mother.

During the Corona crisis, the state government has given special grants to cowsheds and Panjrapoles, buying hay from the market at low price.

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