ALCOHOL LAWS IN INDIA
ALCOHOL LAWS IN INDIA – Usually we says that no person shall be allowed to serve liquor before he turns 25 but in real, the question arises? Are we following this , the answer is NO .
We have set the age limit , but no liquor seller following this, even in some restaurants and bar, people of below 18 or 15 age are having the alcohol, you know why because the sellers are not afraid or very much aware of the alcohol laws, they don’t have fear of any punishment which lies under alcohol laws.
If the sellers are not very well aware of it, then how we can blame the consumers of below the set age from having the same, before we call the consumers that they are abolishing the alcohol laws, we first blame the sellers for that.
Almost daily we came across the headline of hearing about the car accidents by youth under the influence of liquor.
The factor that trigger them is the easy availability , weak implementation of laws etc.
|State/UT||Drinking Age||Legislation/ Acts|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||18||Andaman and Nicobar Islands Excise Regulation, 2012
|Andhra Pradesh||21||The Andhra Pradesh (Regulation of Wholesale Trade and Distribution and Retail Trade in Indian Liquor, Foreign Liquor, Wine and Beer) Act, 1993
Andhra Pradesh Excise Act 1968- SECTION 36
|Bihar||Illegal||Bihar Excise (Amendment) Bill 2016
|Chandigarh||25||Punjab Excise Act,1914- SECTION 29|
|Delhi||25||Delhi Excise Act, 2010-SECTION 23
Delhi Liquor License Rules, 1976
|Goa||21||The Goa Excise Duty Act and Rules, 1964
(Earlier 18 but according to the Amendment Act 10 in 1976 the age has been increased to 21)
|Gujarat||Illegal||Bombay Prohibition (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2009|
|Haryana||25||Punjab Excise Act,1914– SECTION 29|
|Himachal Pradesh||18||THE HIMACHAL PRADESH LIQUOR LICENSE RULES, 1986 RULE- 16|
|Jammu and Kashmir||21||Jammu and Kashmir Excise Act, 1958
SECTION- 50 B
Jammu and Kashmir Liquor License and Sales Rules, 1984
|Jharkhand||21|| The Bihar & Orissa Excise Act, 1915
|Karnataka||21||Karnataka Excise Department, 1967|
|Kerala||18||Abkary Act, (1 OF 1077) Section- 15A & 15B|
|Madhya Pradesh||21||The Madhya Pradesh Excise Act, 1915– SECTION 23|
|Maharashtra||No limit (wine)
|Bombay Prohibition Act,1949- Part VI-A Rule 70D|
|Manipur||Illegal||The Manipur Liquor Prohibition Act of1991|
|Orissa||21||THE ODISHA EXCISE ACT, 2005 SECTION 61|
|Puducherry||18||The Pondicherry Excise Act, 1970
|Punjab||25||Punjab Excise Act,1914– SECTION 29|
|Rajasthan||18||Rajasthan Excise Act 1950, SECTION 22|
|Sikkim||18||THE SIKKIM HOME GUARDS BILL, 1992 ( BILL NO. 1 OF 1992 ) SECTION 20|
|Uttar Pradesh||21||United Provinces Excise Act, 1910
(Earlier 18 but by the amendment in the year 1976 it was increased to 21)
|Uttarakhand||21||United Provinces Excise Act, 1910
l (The Uttar Pradesh Excise Act, 1910)
(No separate law is available of Uttarakhand)
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