The National Family Health Survey 2019-2021 report has revealed statistics on alcohol consumption in various states across the country. Arunachal Pradesh has topped the list for both men and women in terms of liquor consumption.
Telugu states, particularly Telangana, have a long-standing affinity with alcohol. Telangana’s alcohol production and consumption have increased dramatically under the present government rule. The tremendous expansion in the number of wine shops and bars, real estate money, costly festivals, marriages, and parties all helped to normalize alcohol consumption in Telangana families. Andhra Pradesh, on the other hand, did not cross its borders during Jagan’s reign. People in Andhra Pradesh can’t obtain their booz easily since Jagan’s administration restricts and regulates the sale of alcohol, and the increased prices of alcohol have had a significant impact on the state’s declining alcohol proportion.
Take a look at the statistics
Telugu States Alcohol consumption Statistics as per NFHS (2019-2021) report
|State||Men %||Women %|
( 33.9% Urban, 49.0% Rural)
|6.7( 2.6% Urban, 9.0% Rural)|
|Andhra Pradesh||23.3 ( 20.5% Urban, 24.5% Rural)||0.9( 0.3% Urban, 0.6% Rural)|
When compared to the NFHS 2015-16 data, the two Telugu states had marginally decreased percentages.
Telugu States Alcohol consumption Statistics as per NFHS (2015-2016) report
|State||Men %||Women %|
( 45.9% Urban, 61.2% Rural)
|8.7( 2.7% Urban, 14.3% Rural)|
|Andhra Pradesh||34.9 ( 29.6% Urban, 39.7% Rural)||0.4( 0.1% Urban, 0.6% Rural)|
The Survey states that the Rural population of India is more into the liquor consumption than the Urban population.
Alcohol consumption percentage among the Women and Men who age 15 or above (INDIA)
Women – 1 % ( India )
- 1.6% Rural women
- 0.6 Urban women
Men – 19 % ( India)
- 19.9 rural men
- 16.5 urban men
Arunachal Pradesh stands as the highest alcohol consumed state in India with 53% of men and 24% of women consuming alcohol. Rest of the list is as follows
States with Highest Alcohol consuming Male Population
|Anadaman & Nicobar Islands||38.8|
States with Lowest Alcohol consuming Male Population
|Jammu and Kashmir||8.7|
States with Highest Alcohol consuming Female Population
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||5.0|
States with Lowest Alcohol consuming Female Population
Kerala – 0.2 %
Jammu and Kashmir – 0.2%
In 9 states and UT the alcohol consumption among the females is less than 0.3 %
The survey also stated that alcohol consumption is higher among Scheduled Tribes than among members of other castes or tribes; this is true for both women (6 percent consumption among STs) and men (33 percent ). Men who consume alcohol are more likely to be from “other religions” (47%) than Hindus (20%), Muslims (5%), Christians (28%), Sikhs (23.5%), Buddhist/Neo-Buddhists (24.5%), and Jains (5.7%).