Wednesday, Date: Mar 29, 2023 Time: 3:05 pm

Punjab CM orders closure of liquor factory

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister today ordered closure of Zira factory in Ferozepur.
Bhagwant Mann said: “No one will be allowed to spoil the air of Punjab… Therefore, after consulting legal experts, a big decision has been taken in public interest… I have issued orders to close the Zeera Liquor Factory and in the future even if anyone tries to spoil the environment, they will not be spared.”
Farm unions have been protesting over alleged pollution caused by an ethanol plant in Zira (Ferozepur district) for the last many months. Residents of Nabha had written to the Chief Minister on it and had complained that the state government has ignored the matter altogether.
They have been alleging that the liquor factory was allegedly causing serious damage to underground water, air and environment.

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