Sunday, September 30, 2012

Is Kabaddi Cure for Drugs in Punjab


73.5% of Punjab’s youth is addicted to drugs. A multi million drug nexus operating under the noses of Govt. systems. The yearly consumption of alcohol in Punjab is touching 29 Crore bottles making it one of the highest per capita consumers of alcohol in the world.

Roughly 8,000 government liquor stores operate in Punjab, charging a tax on every bottle — an excise that represents one of the government’s largest sources of revenue. India’s comptroller found that liquor consumption per person in Punjab rose 59 percent between 2005 and 2010.

From past 2-3 years Punjab is organizing Kabaddi World and promoting because they think Kabaddi will help to reduce drug consumption. But Kabaddi is not safe from drugs. In Kabaddi World Cup 2011 :

  • 25% of the total samples Of Kabaddi Players received at the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) were Positive.

  • Australia, United States and the UK teams were suspended from Kabaddi World Cup 2011 due to players found positive in doping test.  Again players in these teams are from Punjab origin

  • 53 out of 220 were found positive in doping test.

One way Govt is promoting liquors to earns from excise  and other way tries to controls drugs by promoting Kabaddi.

So "Is Kabaddi Cure for Drugs in Punjab".

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