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So, in short, if you`ve simply been caught with alcohol in your possession but haven`t drunk it yet, check if you`re over the legal drinking age and escape unscathed! Thanks later. Is the state then even an actor in the way citizens drink? They could be, to some extent, if they enforced the law in public places. In private spaces, it is really up to those who are over drinking age to regulate. She started throwing drinking parties for her son when he was at school, because if she didn`t, he wouldn`t be invited to other students` gatherings. Children, she says, sometimes start drinking as early as age 14, often encouraged by parents. It`s in Delhi`s elite schools (mostly expensive), where adolescence is no longer just pizza and chips, but beer and vodka shots. The Delhi government announced on Monday that the legal drinking age in the capital had been lowered from 25 to 21. The government also said no new liquor stores would open in the city. “There will be no state-owned liquor stores in Delhi,” Deputy Prime Minister Manish Sisodia told a news conference referring to the changes to excise tax policy approved by the cabinet.

If you`re 14 and drink wine, make sure you didn`t buy it. If you`re 21 and buying beer, make sure you`re not the one consuming it (or getting caught if you *wink*). If you are 25 and older, you are past the age of confusion (except Wardha, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli, where you have to cross the county border to drink legally). Whaaaatttt??!! However, such a complete ban has been repeatedly rejected. For example, the Patna Supreme Court ruled in 2016 that the nationwide ban on the alcohol trade was illegal and impractical. Similarly, it has been repeatedly called for by various strata of society to lift the total prohibition of alcohol in the states where it is in force. Dry states argue that this is a positive step to bring about social change in the state, and it will help maintain the principle of morality. The five dry states of India have been discussed below as follows: S Mukesh Bala, a naval engineer from Chennai, accepts Tamil Nadu`s legal age of 21. “The restriction keeps alcohol consumption at bay. For example, the legal driving age is 18, and there will be a few people driving in front, but fear will prevent many,” he says, adding that it is important that the law is enforced. The legal drinking age in Karnataka according to the Karnataka Excise Department 1967 is 21, but according to section 36 of the Karnataka Excise Act 1965, the legal age to purchase alcohol is 18. Here`s an overview of the legal drinking age in the world: Initially, the legal drinking age in Uttar Pradesh was 18 years after the United Provisions Excise Act, 1910, but later it was changed by the UPA Amendment Act 1976, raising the drinking age to 18 to 21.

The administration of excise duties in the territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is governed by the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Excise Duty Regulations, 2012. The Act provides for the administration of excise duties when a licence or authorization is issued by the administrator of a government agency or autonomous government-owned entity to engage in the business of liquor. Article 24 of the above-mentioned Act deals in this regard with the legal age and provides that no person or licensed seller or agent may sell or supply alcohol to persons under the age of eighteen years, whether for personal consumption or for sale to others. This reduction has not yet been implemented and the age of alcohol consumption therefore remains at 25 years. In December 2021, the Delhi government clarified that the plan to lower the minimum drinking age had been approved and would be communicated to all stakeholders in the future if the age changed. In the state of Maharashtra, the Bombay Prohibition Act 1949 regulates the administration of state excise duties. Under section 18 of the Act, no licensed vendor may sell or provide liquor to minors. The law interprets the term “minor” to mean a person over the age of 21. However, this age limit only applies to beer and not alcoholic beverages. The age set for the purchase and consumption of alcohol is twenty-five, at which point it would be legal for a licensed seller to sell or give alcohol or an intoxicating drug to an appropriate person.

The legal drinking age in the state of Tripura is set at twenty-one under the Tripura Excise Tax Rules 1990. Licensed sellers are only required to give or sell alcohol to a person who has reached the age of twenty-one, in accordance with the said statutes. Home delivery of alcoholic beverages is illegal in Delhi. [10] In Delhi, however, home delivery of beer and wine by private vendors and department stores is allowed. [ref. needed] Some state governments have banned the trade in alcohol, and any business practice related to intoxicating liquors is illegal in those states. Such states are called dry states. Chapter IV of the Constitution deals with the DPSP (Directive on the Principles of State Policy), according to which article 47 prescribes the duty of the State to raise the standard of nutrition, the standard of living and public health. It mentions the prohibition of alcoholic beverages and intoxicating drugs, which are harmful to health.

Delhi is the only metropolis in India where the legal drinking age is 25. In 2021, Delhi Deputy Prime Minister Manish Sisodiya announced that the legal drinking age would increase from 25 to 21. The Delhi government has taken this step to increase state revenues by expanding its market. The Delhi government has introduced a new system of excise duties in the state, and along with lowering the legal drinking age, the government has also taken other measures to increase revenues. The Government of Haryana amended its Excise Duty Act and lowered the legal age to buy, sell or consume alcohol from 25 to 21. An amendment to change the age limit was adopted on the last day of the winter session, Wednesday, December 22, at the Vidhan Sabha. Therefore, alcohol laws vary from state to state, depending on the rules set by a particular state legislature, and therefore, the legal drinking age also differs from state to state. Prior to the merger of the two EU territories, the legal drinking age set by the excise laws of both was the same. For example, the Goa, Daman and Diu Excise Duties Act and Regulations 1964 set the legal drinking age at twenty-one under section 19, as do Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The legal drinking age in the state of Karnataka is set at twenty-one years. The Karnataka Excise Department of 1967 prescribed this age number for the consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating drugs.

It is not legal for a licensed seller to sell or give the intoxicating substance to a person under the age of twenty-one. Despite legal restrictions, alcohol consumption in India has increased by more than 72.5% over a 20-year period (according to OECD figures) as laws are generally not respected in a customer business relationship. [4] [5] The maximum permitted alcohol content is 45.5%. [6] Mizoram is one of the states where alcohol consumption is legal at age 18. The Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition and Control) Bill, 2014 contains a criminal provision for certain unlawful acts, under which section 58(1)(b) prohibits any licensed seller from selling or supplying liquor to any person under the age of eighteen, whether for consumption by that person or any other person. The legal drinking age varies from state to state, and in some states, even buying alcohol and drinking alcohol are different. These rules and regulations create confusion and difficulties in the application of laws relating to alcohol consumption. In many states, the law was silent on the minimum drinking age or the age of purchase.