The WHO has compiled the data taking into account alcoholic over the age of 15 and above. The report mentioned that around 30% of the total population of India consumed alcohol in the year 2010.
93% of alcohol was consumed in the form of spirits, followed by beer with 7% and less than 1% of the population consumed wine.
The per capita consumption of alcohol in the country increased from 1.6 liters in 2003-2005, to 2.2 liters in 2010-2012.
Highest amount of alcohol was consumed in Kerala. With an average individual over the age of 15 consumed over 8 liters of alcohol per annum in this state. Maharashtra and Punjab followed Kerala.
The report added that over 11% of the population in India indulged in heavy or binge-drinking. The global figure stood at 16%.
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