The government of Haryana has reduced the legal drinking age from 25 to 21 years.

Haryana Government lowers drinking age

On Wednesday, the Haryana government reduced the legal consuming, purchasing, and selling age for alcoholic beverages from the current 25 years to 21 years in the state.
Change in Excise act
The Haryana government on Wednesday changed its Excise Act, setting the way for the state’s legal drinking age to be lowered from the current 25 years to 21 years, paving the way for the state to become the first in the country to decrease its legal drinking age.
As a result, the Haryana Excise (Amendment) Bill, 2021, was passed by the state Assembly in this city.
The age limit in the National Capital Territory of Delhi has also recently been lowered to 21 years, which is a recent change. Furthermore, according to the Bill, which was introduced by Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Excise and Taxation, the socio-economic conditions of the day had changed dramatically since the earlier provisions were incorporated into the Excise Act.
People are now more educated.
According to the legislation, people are now more educated and engaged in new endeavours, and they are also better equipped to make reasonable decisions when it comes to responsible drinking.
It was pointed out that while the Excise Policy for 2021-22 was being drafted, it was questioned if the drinking age may be dropped to 21 because numerous states, including Delhi, had just lowered the drinking age to the same age limit as the federal government.
An overall total of six laws, including one about excise, were enacted by the Haryana Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.


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