According to the news report of a leading daily, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has send a directive to all the states and union territories to constitute special teams at the district level to stop the  network of spurious liquor manufacturers and distributors.

This directive is induced by a report by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in which strong action was recommended following the February 2019 hooch tragedy in Assam in which 143 persons were killed. In another hooch tragedy in Uttar Pradesh in February 2019, more than 90 people were killed.