Kerala Government has raised the age limit to 23 years from 21 to buy liquor. Today's cabinet took this bold decision, which had LDF's concent earlier.
The government is bringing an ordinance to this effect in the next assembly session. Amendment has to brought in Kerala Abkari Act and Foreign liquor rule to implement the age limit.Selling liquor to persons below 23 years will be a crime, will be punished.
Kerala stands no.1 in the highest alcohol consumption with its budget revenue around 40,000 crores, of which 15,000 crores come from liquor sales.
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Sikkim, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh are the other states in its order stand next to Kerala.