India is a popular travel destination in the region. The consumption of alcohol is not prohibited country wide. Only a few states and UTs banned the consumption of alcohol based on their laws. In India through various online portals, you can buy alcohol in India such as liquor, wine, whisky, beer, and so on. It is one of the new trends among the metro cities buyers.
If you have question, Can you buy alcohol online in India? Yes it is possible. However, this is specific state by state. Hence, you should check your state laws. Let’s see states in India with alcohol ban.
1. Gujarat – Ban on Alcohol Consumption
Gujarat is one of the states in India which have banned alcohol consumption. It is also one of the oldest and continuous prohibition of alcohol in India. The ban was came in force since May 1, 1960. There is a death penalty in Gujarat for the manufacturing and sale of liquor made at home (homemade) that results in fatalities. It is an unique law only found in Gujarat.
People from other states of India and foreigners can apply online to get permission for alcohol consumption. According to some sources, there are about 35 alcohol stores in the state.
2. Mizoram – Another Dry State in India After Passing the Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition) Bill 2019
In India, Gujarat was more popular as dry state before the joining of Mizoram and Bihar in this league. In 2019, Mizoram passed the bill “The Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition) Bill 2019” with majority assent from the Government of Mizoram Shri Jagdish Mukhi.
3. Nagaland – Another Dry State in India
Nagaland is one of the smallest states in India with beautiful destinations. Nagaland became a dry state in India in 1989 after passing the bill “Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition Act (NLTP)”. This law prohibits sale and consumption of alcohol.
4. Bihar – Another Large State with Prohibition
In Bihar, alcohol was prohibited by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by passing law in the assembly. Bihar joined league of states with ban on alcohol in 2015. This was promised in his various speeches.
5. Lakshadweep – Union Territory Banned Alcohol
Lakshadweep is one of the most beautiful UTs in India. This is the only UT that banned the consumption of alcohol in its land. Only island of Bangaram is allowed for consumption of alcohol, remaining islands banned the consumption.
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Article last re-published on December 2, 2020.