This programme was organised during the ongoing river conservation awareness campaign 'Namami Devi Narmade - Narmada Seva Yatra.'
"In the first phase, the state government closed all the shops falling within a radius of five kilometers from the banks of river Narmada on either side. In the next phase, the liquor shops would not be allowed to open in residential localities, near educational institutes or religious places," the chief minister said.
Mr Chouhan reiterated that a de-addiction drive would also be launched in the state soon.
During past one month, several protests against liquor shops have been reported from across the state.
Earlier on April 3, BJP MLA from Indore, Sudarshan Gupta had demanded total liquor prohibition in the state.
Besides, protests were also reported from several parts of the state including Indore, Sagar, Burhanpur, Chhatarpur, Vidisha, Narsinghpur, Satna, Morena, Dewas and some other towns during last one month.
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