Panaji: Goa is ranked amongst few top States having highest prevalence of liquor use.
The other top States are Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Punjab and Arunachal Pradesh.
Around 16 crore Indians in the age group of 10-75 years are the consumers of alcohol.
These details were provided in a survey report conducted by Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment through National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
The report titled ‘Magnitude of Substance Use in India’ was released today.
A Household Survey (HHS) was conducted among the representative, general population (10-75 years old) of all the 36 states and UTs of the country. This was aimed primarily at studying the use of common, legal substances (like Alcohol and Cannabis).