Minimum Age For Alcohol Consumption Lowered To 21 From 25!
New Delhi: The legal age to consume liquor has been lowered from 25 to 21 years in the national capital.
“The legal age to drink in Delhi will now be 21. There will be no government liquor stores in Delhi. No new liquor shops will be opened in the national capital,” Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday while announcing changes in excise policy.
Delhi was among only six states/UTs where liquor consumption was not allowed until one reached the age of 25.
In Mumbai, hard liquor is barred for youths under 25, though wine and beer are allowed at 21.
In states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Sikkim and Meghalaya, the minimum age for liquor consumption is 18 years.
As for global standards, the drinking age in New York and London are 21 and 18, respectively.