Aizawl, May 25: People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM), the anti-corruption watchdog turned political party on Friday demanded the state government to immediately establish rehabilitation centre for people, who have been affected by drugs and alcohol.
The party also asked the state government to review the time table for opening wine shop so as it do not affect normal life.
A press statement issued by PRISM said that the government has not taken step towards catering the needs of addicts and people affected by drugs and alcohol even as chief minister Lal Thanhawla had spoken of youths who are affected by drugs and alcohol.
“Even though the total revenue expected by the state government during the current fiscal through liquor is estimated at Rs 59.40 crore, it has not taken any step to establish rehabilitation centre for drug affected people,” the statement said.
PRISM said that the opening of wineshop has affected the Mizo society and asked the state government to look into and review the duration when wineshops are open.
Whereas in other state, wine shops are open only in evening, in Mizoram they are opened throughout the day affecting normal life, the statement said.
“We asked the government to immediately establish rehabilitation centre for those who are affected by drugs and alcohol and also to review the time wine shops are opened,” Prism said in a statement.
PRISM said that it will establish rehabilitation to cater the needs of people, if it come to power.
It further stated that it will create 1.5 lakh jobs for educated youths and create Municipality Corporation for Mamit town, if it comes to power.