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Delhi lowers alcohol consumption age to 21 years

Date: 24 March 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Delhi government has approved a new excise policy, lowering the minimum age for consumption of liquor to 21 years. Earlier, the legal drinking age in Delhi was 25.
  • The decision comes after a government committee had suggested making 21 the permitted age for drinking and reducing the number of dry days to three in a year.
  • Liquor is among the largest sources of revenue in Delhi, with the local administration earning around ? 5,400 crore from its sale in 2019-20.