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Kerala govt to raise age limit for alcohol consumption

Kerala Kaumudi 2017-12-07 18:12:43

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Cabinet has propagated an ordinance to make amendments in the Abkari Act to raise the age limit for consumption of alcohol from 21 to 23 years.

Yesterday, the ordinance was chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram.

Earlier, the previous United Democratic Front (UDF) regime had adopted a pro-prohibitionist policy by shutting down bars and closing state-run liquor vending outlets to reduce the availability of legal liquor.