Will Odisha govt ban liquor after August 15? I & PR Dept clarifies

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has clarified that a social media post about ban on liquor across the state is fake.

The post claimed that the state government would impose ban on Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and country liquor from August 15. The post soon became viral, creating confusion among people as they sought correct information.

Following this, the Information and Public Relations Department posted a clarification on ‘X’, stating that the post was false and misleading. The department appealed the people not to believe it.

“Be aware of such fake news circulating on social media. Always focus on information provided by official sources. Please refrain from spreading such false rumours. It is illegal,” the department posted.

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