Explained: The Way We Drink

The share of foreign liquor and wine in urban India’s drink is more than double that in rural India.

Written by Zeeshan Sheikh | Updated: June 23, 2015 8:22 am
Villages drink more than towns and cities — mostly toddy and country liquor. Villages drink more than towns and cities — mostly toddy and country liquor.

94 people died in Mumbai last week after drinking illicit liquor that is cheaper and more potent than state-regulated alcohol.

Despite such tragedies, cheap — often non-standardised — country liquor remains the overwhelming choice of Indian drinkers.

Villages drink more than towns and cities — mostly toddy and country liquor.

The share of foreign liquor and wine in urban India’s drink is more than double that in rural India. ZEESHAN SHAIKH reports.

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