Alcohol Ban Policy at the Local Levels in Karnali Province and its Invisible Effects

Restrictions on the production and sale of alcohol by any government has both positive and negative, as well as both short-term and long-term impacts. Restaurants and resorts are highly affected sectors.On one hand, we want as many tourists as possible to come to the province and spend as much as possible. On the other hand, local governments have introduced policies such as alcohol ban that directly affect the hotel business and tourism industry. For most foreign tourists, alcohol is an important part of their lives. Socially banning alcohol will definitely stop them from coming to Karnali. If tourists do not come, innumerable employment opportunities will be lost and government revenue will also decrease. How can it socialize people while prohibiting alcohol socially? Can the state not teach people to drink alcohol in a responsible and disciplined manner? Hriti Foundation prepared the research paper about the alcohol ban policy in local of Karnali province and its invisible effects.

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