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Bustling liquor vends have crowded out the busy milk bars that were once the characteristic feature of the Punjab highway.

A sad story of Punjab...........Bustling liquor vends have crowded out the busy milk bars that were once the characteristic feature of the Punjab highway. Now even the tagline in the advertising campaign for Verka, a Punjab government undertaking that specialises in milk and milk products, sounds more like an admonishment.“Je botal hi peeni hai, dudh di piyo”. If you must imbibe, drink milk, it says. If there was an overarching concern in this poll, an issue that resonated across the state’s regions, it is Punjab’s drug problem. Be it in the predominantly rural and Jat-dominated Malwa region, or in the politically volatile Majha region that runs along the border with Pakistan, or in the Doaba belt which is the NRI heartland and home to the largest concentration of Dalits in the country, it was the same despair, the same urgency..... http://www.indianexpress.com/news/where-voters-fret-about-addiction-and-brute-force/905350/