Shillong , Mar 8 While some tourist destinations lure people with pubs and free flowing drinks, a small village in Meghalaya&aposs East Khasi Hills district, already a popular tourist hub, has decided to go alcohol free.The picturesque Laitkynsew village has been declared a no alcohol zone by the Dorbar Shnong (village council), with village authorities also announcing of penalty for violation. Village sordar (chief) Modi Basaiawmoit said, the decision to ban drinking and manufacture of alcohol was taken by the Dorbar after noticing many social evils because of the menace of liquor consumption. The Dorbar Shnong also prohibited carrying of alcoholic drinks into the village from outside and asked volunteers to keep a close vigil in this regard, another villager said. Women of the village have lent their support to the campaign by volunteering to check any attempt to sell or produce alcohol in the village, which has about 150 households with the majority of the villagers being farmers. Dorbar Shnong, in collaboration with various NGOs, has organized a campaign against alcoholic drinks in the village.
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