Delhi: Underage drinkers easily buy alcohol without age-proof, finds survey
A survey by Delhi-based non-profit organization, Community Against Drunken Driving (CADD), showed underage drinkers in the city could easily buy liquor from pubs, bars, and shops without even furnishing any age-proof. 67% of the respondents, in the 18-25 years age group, had easy access to booze and were never asked for age-proof. Surprisingly, 97.3% underage consumers knew about the legal drinking age. Know more!
CADD's survey was conducted between 1 Jun-31 Aug'17 for evaluating the implementation of Delhi Excise Law on liquor sale to underage drinkers. CADD Founder Prince Singhal said no agency, including state-run liquor vends, excise department, police, pubs, or bars checked consumers' age. 6,000 Delhiites - 3,976 men and 2,024 women - participated in the survey; 3,422 respondents were in the 18-25 years age group.
Delhi Excise Department claims strict action is taken against violators regarding the alcohol sale. A senior excise official said their teams regularly visit liquor vends and bars to check violation of rules. Delhi Police, however, said bars and vends need to follow norms discouraging underage drinking. DCP and Delhi Police spokesperson, Madhur Verma, said vends must check consumers' IDs for verifying their age.