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. Goa, on the other hand, has a casual consumer culture where people can have a drink or meet over a beer with their meal – even at the youngest age allowed to drink, 18 in the state. The Telangana government has just introduced a strange alcohol law in Hyderabad. A law, if implemented throughout the country, would drive places like Gurgaon crazy. Most are aware of this. In Maharashtra is not only 25 years old, but you must also have a license to consume alcohol. Possession, consumption or even transport of alcohol without a permit/license can result in a fine of 50,000 rupees and/or 5 years in prison. To make it easier for consumers, hotels and bars have started buying these permits in bulk and giving them to their customers.
However, Wardha, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli are the only three districts in Maharashtra that have completely banned the consumption and sale of alcohol. «Delhi still doesn`t have a culture of drinking alcohol after work, where people have a quick drink after work and then drive home,» says Madhav Dayal, referring to the drinking culture in Europe. He grew up in Delhi, trained as a chef and then moved to Goa to found Miguel`s: Cocktails & Petiscos. When parents support alcohol consumption at home, children really don`t need to go to a liquor store or even a bar where they can be asked for identification. The legal drinking age in India and the laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol vary greatly from state to state.  In India, alcohol consumption is prohibited in the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Nagaland and Mizoram, as well as in the territory of the Union of Lakshadweep. In some districts of Manipur, alcohol is partially banned.  All other Indian states allow alcohol consumption, but set a legal drinking age that varies by region. In some states, the legal drinking age may be different for different types of alcoholic beverages.
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.   The maximum permitted alcohol content is 45.5%.  She started hosting drunken parties for her son when he was at school, because if she didn`t, he wouldn`t be invited to other students` meetings. 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. He is aware that teenagers drink at the ages of 13 and 14, and does not point the finger at the consumption itself, but at other factors that have unbalanced students` lives: the amount of money available to some young people allows them, for example, to buy alcohol regularly. He mentions balancing factors such as family. Delhi`s Sonia Sharma finds the government`s decision to lower the legal drinking age from 25 to 21 amusing. «If you have an alcohol-free party, the kids don`t come or carry bottles of clear water containing alcohol,» says the mother, who doesn`t drink herself; Neither did his partner. She is aware that underage drinking carries a risk of alcohol dependence. Discrepancies in the minimum drinking age have often been a topic of discussion for those who do not advocate government-regulated rules for alcohol consumption. And that`s also a good point.
Think about it, while most parts of the country have a minimum drinking age of 21, places like Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Meghalaya have a minimum drinking age of 25. Not to mention the minimum drinking age in Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Pondicherry still 18. To educate her about the negative effects, he took her to a withdrawal center and also showed her reports from the Criminal Investigation Bureau. «The barriers come down with alcohol,» he says, citing alcohol-related crime as a concern. S Mukesh Bala, a marine 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.