India, Nov. 9 -- Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has said his government is all set to reduce the number of bars in the state drastically from January 1.

The announcement was made by Jagan Reddy, who is also the chief of the YSR Congress party, during an official meeting to review the state's revenue earnings on Thursday night.

Jagan directed the officials of the excise department to reduce the number of bars from January 1 and that alcohol in bars should be provided only between 11am to 10pm. He also said that officials must prepare a set of guidelines for the same.

According to official figures, there are 830 bars in the state, besides another 25 in clubs. This would be brought down by at least 20%, an official fami...