• The State Department of Agriculture and Cooperation Minister K.Kakannababu suggested excise officers to prevent belt shops. At the minister's residence in Kakinada on Thursday, the Excise Department deputy commissioner B. Arun Rao and Excise Superintendent P. Ramachandra Rao reviewed the minister's conduct and said that the state government was planning to implement liquor ban prohibitively. He also said that awareness programs should be conducted in towns and villages to stop alcohol addiction. Discussion with the minister with officials on the eradication of belt shops and awareness seminars in the district. Excise Department Superintendent P. Ramachandra Rao said that the district had recently registered 266 cases of Natusara, 267 persons were arrested, 2814 liters of Natusara and 28159 jaggery springs were recovered. "We have seized 67 belt shops in the district and arrested 69 people and seized 122 liters of liquor and 111 liters of beer. He said that 154 awareness seminars were organized in the district on vigilant liquor habits.