A community in Chhattisgarh forbids alcohol and instals CCTVs as a safety measure.

Ghumka village in Chhattisgarhs Balod district has banned alcohol . The ban was enacted by women of the village, who were the victim of alcoholism .

RAIPUR: A village in Chhattisgarhs Balod district has banned alcohol and created laws to levy a Rs 51,000 fine on anyone selling or buying alcohol in their area.According to the residents of Ghumka village, about 10 kilometers from the Balod district headquarters and 90 kilometers from Raipur, their decision to ban alcohol was triggered by a rash of drunkenness crimes.The ban was enacted by women of the village, who were the victim of alcoholism.Women and children were affected greatly by alcoholism, as well.

Ghumka is a 3,000-strong village.According to the village's elders, alcohol was also occurring in all age groups, including teenagers, which had enraged them.It was also sold illegally, and children became inebriated and harassed women.To maintain 24-x7 security, the locals decided to install CCTV cameras within ten days.

Ghumka, according to village leader Thakur, has decided to be more disciplined.Slangs will be sanctioned as well.Values among people are starting to decline.