The Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh is moving towards implementing total alcohol prohibition in the state. Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has decided to shut down 40 percent bars in the state and already directed the officials concerned to reduce the number of existing bars by 40 percent. The AP state currently has 798 bars. The numbers will be reduced starting on January 1, 2020. The government is also reportedly planning to increase liquor prices in bars to further discourage its consumption.