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City Now Free Of Gudamba

Excise minister T Padma Rao on Sunday announced that the state was free of illicit liquor Except in Hyderabad, the excise department had achieved the rest of the state earlier.

He said the lengthy process of reforming gudumba manufacturers at Dhoolpet, where nearly 1,500 families are in the business, had delayed declaring Hyderabad as gudamba-free city.

Speaking at a programme in connection. with Gandhi Jayanti, the minister said that the families manufacturing gudumba were shown alternative professions. Police commissioner M. Mahender Reddy said all departments had worked with coordination to achieve the goal.