NEW DELHI: India needs to handle its relationship with alcohol better, said top mental health experts at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (Nimhans). Concerned about crowds outside liquor shops violating social distancing norms, one of them underscored “the need to acknowledge the country’s drinking behaviour and not be condescending towards alcohol consumption”. Long queues formed outside liquor shops in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow and other cities after they reopened on Monday. But Delhi had to close some shops because of the overcrowding even as the state imposed an additional levy on liquor. Maharashtra police had to use force to disperse people in several areas and the state had to shut liquor shops in Mumbai. To be sure, there’s also no escaping the link between drinking and domestic violence, experts said. A policy on alcohol supplies, especially during a … [Read more...] about Alcohol policy needed for lockdowns: No need to detest booze, say mental health experts
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The new horticulture crops start arriving in markets from March end. However, this year, a nationwide lockdown was imposed around the same time to check the spread of coronavirus disease, bringing entire country to a grinding halt. Restrictions were imposed on movement of trucks carrying non-essential goods. It created problems for farmers to take their produce to the markets. As the government eased transportation norms, some big vegetable wholesale markets, including Asia’s biggest fruit and vegetable market at Azadpur in New Delhi and Koyambedu in Chennai, were closed as they became Covid-19 hotspots. … [Read more...] about Despite bumper crop, prices of farm produce lowest in recent years due to Covid-19 lockdown