Counting the virtues of prohibition, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, 10 November, said sales of sweets like Rasgulla have increased by 16.25% cent in past seven months since ban on alcohol in the state.
"Sale of Rasgulla has increased by 16.25% in the past seven months since prohibition came into effect in Bihar," Kumar said addressing a Chetna sabha as part of his "Nishchaya yatra" in Bihar's East Champaran district.
In addition, sale of healthy foods like Peda, paneer and Dahi Matha (product of curd) has also risen since ban on liquor was clamped in Bihar in April, he said.
Yesterday, the Chief Minister had reeled figure of hike in sale of milk in the wake of prohibition by 11 per cent.
Kumar was addressing a rally here on his second stop of Nishchay yatra that started yesterday from Bettiah to take feedback from people on prohibition as well as on "seven resolves" which has been adopted by the government as "policy of governance" for next five years.
"Seven resolves" include civic amenities like drinking water, toilet, roads and electricity for every household.
Kumar read figures to claim a substantial drop in crime rate after banning liquor, spiced and domestic as well as Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in the past seven months.