Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi calls toddy a natural juice, demands the government to lift the ban


A day after large protests by the Pasi group in Patna, former Bihar Chief Minister and patron of Hindustani Awam Morcha Jitan Ram Manjhi claimed that toddy is a pure juice and it’s utterly incorrect to categorise it as liquor. Together with this, he additionally demanded the federal government to raise the ban.

Jitan Ram Manjhi mentioned that it’s completely incorrect to maintain toddy within the class of liquor. That’s the reason I’ve repeatedly mentioned that the ban on toddy in Bihar ought to be lifted. Toddy is taken into account a pure juice and can’t be in comparison with liquor. Lakhs of individuals from the Pasi group are depending on this enterprise.

The Pasi group protested fiercely in Patna on Tuesday. He claimed that the police focused individuals belonging to the group and jailed them for promoting toddy. He additionally claimed that the majority the individuals who’ve been booked for promoting toddy are beneath poverty line and that is their solely supply of revenue.

On this subject, the nationwide normal secretary and spokesperson of BJP’s OBC wing, Nikhil Anand mentioned that the police, the administration are extorting cash from the individuals of Pasi group for promoting toddy and neera and placing poor individuals in jail. Patna police brutally assaulted him on Tuesday and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is accountable for this.

In the meantime, Bihar Chief Secretary Aamir Subhani mentioned that we’re in opposition to toddy because it has narcotic properties. Subsequently, the state authorities has promoted the manufacturing of Neera, which is taken into account good for well being. Its good outcomes got here earlier than the Corona interval. We’ve got additionally given coaching to the farmers related to this enterprise.

Amir Subhani mentioned that the manufacturing of toddy and neera is analogous as each are produced from palm bushes. After toddy is produced, it quickly undergoes spontaneous fermentation for a number of hours and turns into an intoxicating substance. If we put a particular substance within the vessel throughout manufacturing, fermentation is not going to happen and it’ll stay as the unique juice referred to as Neera. It is usually wholesome for the human physique.

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