In recent days, alcohol bans have grown across India. Alcohol has been banned in several Indian states. The reason behind this is alcohol fuels death for consumption of alcohol, criminal, robbery activities and accidents and also has been majorly responsible for increasing the ratio of sexual harassment cases. As per a report released by WHO-World Health Organization, the amount of alcohol consumption has risen in India and so has it influences. Alcohol has become an alarming element for the country.
Alcohol Consumption Rate Increases Every Year
As per reports by WHO in the year 2014, 30% of the total population in the country consumed alcohol. Alcohol was consumed by about 93% in the form of spirits and beer was consumed 7% while less than 1% consumed wine. The consumption of alcohol increased from 1.6 liters to 2.2 liters in the year 2012.
Kerala Was Tagged To Be the Highest Consumer of Alcohol
The reports said Kerala was the leading state in alcohol consumption where individuals over 15 years old were consuming around 8liters of alcohol per annum or even more. But the recent SRS baseline survey has revealed a new report that doesn’t support Kerala with highest alcohol consumption rate.
New Report Reveals Andhra Pradesh to Be the Leading Alcohol Consuming State
The SRS survey report state, Andhra Pradesh, is the state with highest alcohol consumption rate. Andhra Pradesh has the highest male drinkers in India. As per the report, people in Andhra Pradesh consumed 34.5 liters per annum whereas people in Kerala consumed 10.2 liters per annum.
Other South Indian States Are Not Behind In Alcohol Consumption
Andhra Pradesh tops the list of highest alcohol consuming states, and Kerala toils the second position followed by Telangana and Tamil Nadu. This reveals that the South Indian states bag the highest alcohol consumption ratio in the country. But among the many South Indian states, Karnataka has the minimal percentage of drinkers. The drinkers in these leading south Indian states are mostly of the middle age (45-59).
Youths of South Indian States Are Not Influenced By Alcohol Consumption
This report even declares, the youngsters of these south Indian states are not influenced by alcohol consumption in comparison to the other states in India. Among the South Indian states, youngsters in Andhra Pradesh consume the maximum alcohol. 5.5% of the youth aged between 15 to29 consume maximum alcohol in comparison to the other south Indian states. Telangana takes the second lead with 5.1%.
Toddy And Country Liquor Are Consumed More In Andhra Pradesh
People in Andhra Pradesh consume more toddy and country liquor in comparison to beer, wine, and foreign liquors. This makes it the leading state in the country for alcohol consumption. Not only Andhra Pradesh leads in the race, but few other regions are in the race.
Other States of India That Are Influenced By Highest Consumption of Toddy and Country Alcohol
States like Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim and Mizoram, consume maximum alcohol in the form of Toddy and Country Liquor. Most of the toddy and country liquors are consumed by the people in rural areas. Other states in the country are less addictive to country liquor and toddy.
States That Consume the Highest Percentage of Foreign Liquors
Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu, Sikkim and Puducherry are stated as the highest consumers of foreign liquors in the country.
State-wise alcohol consumption per capita per week (in ml) as of 2011-12
|State/UT||Toddy and Country Liquor||Beer, Imported Alcohol, Wine
|Andaman & Nicobar Island||656||532|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli
|Daman & Diu
|Jammu & Kashmir