Is alcoholism common in India?

Alcohol use is quite common in India both in rural and urban areas with prevalence rates as per various studies varying from 23% to 74% in males in general and although it’s not that common in females but it has been found to be prevalent at the rate 24% to 48 % in females in certain sections and communities.

Is alcoholism increasing in India?

The estimated per-capita alcohol consumption among individuals aged 15 years and above in India was 5.7 L in 2016 (among drinkers it was 14.6 L), increasing by 38% during 2010–2017, with a likely further increase in the coming year (Figure 1) [2, 16].

Which state has most alcoholics in India?

Punjab, Goa, Tripura, Chhattisgarh and Arunachal Pradesh rank high on alcohol consumption. However, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of alcohol drinkers in India. A few state governments like Bihar, Gujarat, Mizoram and Nagaland, have prohibited the sale of alcohol.

Which country has more alcoholics?

Russia has the highest prevalence of alcohol use disorders overall, with 16.29% of males and 2.58% of females having an alcohol use disorder.

Alcoholism By Country 2021.

Country Male Female
Russia 16.29% 2.58%
Hungary 15.29% 2.27%
Lithuania 13.35% 1.98%
South Korea 13.10% 0.41%

Is alcohol banned in India?

Alcohol sale and consumption is totally banned in Bihar, Gujarat, Tripura, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, and Nagaland. It is also banned partially in some districts of Manipur.

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Do Tamils drink alcohol?

According to government statistics about 7 million people (of a population of 68 million) consume alcohol every day in Tamil Nadu. Most of them are poor. The women’s ire is targeted at the government and its off licences, dotted around the beleaguered countryside.

Which city has highest alcohol consumption in India?

As per the results of a large scale survey conducted across India in 2020, majority of people from Pune consumed the most alcohol. Among the cities surveyed, metros contributed significantly to alcohol consumption.

In which state liquor is costly in India?

Nationally, Maharashtra charges the highest rate but draws only a portion of its revenue from its sales. Tamil Nadu, like Kerala, earn a large part of its revenue from the sale of liquor. It has imposed VAT, excise duty, and a special fee on foreign liquor.

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