Beef ban, liquor prohibition hurt country's economy: Adi Godrej

Mumbai (News24 Bureau): Raising his voice against beef ban and liquor prohibition, Adi Godrej, chairman of the Godrej group said such government policies hurt the country's growth and economy.

In an interview with The Indian Express, Godrej said, "There are certain things. Like, prohibition. In order to win elections and get women’s votes, some states are doing that. Bihar has brought prohibition. Kerala has brought prohibition. Prohibition is bad for the economy. It’s bad for social structure, for drinking doesn’t reduce. It gives rise to bad liquor, and then mafia. All over the world it has been unsuccessful. In America, it has been unsuccessful. In India, we tried prohibition, but we were unsuccessful."

Godrej said that such a ban is affecting the country's growth. 

"Some of the things are affecting growth, for example, the ban on beef in some states. (This) is clearly affecting agriculture, affecting rural growth," he was quoted as saying by the English daily.