In the seven months following the ban on liquor in the state, the sale of readymade clothes in Bihar increased by close to 44 per cent, said chief minister Nitish Kumar. He made the announcement of the surge in the sales of clothing items during the sixth leg of ‘Nischay yatra’, according to media reports. This yatra aims to take feedback regarding the impact of liquor prohibition on common people.
The sale of apparel as well as hosiery went up as people have begun utilising their money for buying useful items. The chief minister also said that the sales of sewing machines also witnessed a 19 per cent surge. While addressing a Chetna Sabha in Lakhisarai, Kumar said that people of Bihar are using their earnings to buy good clothes for themselves and their children post liquor ban.