A beer gift basket, with a free beer in it, is one of the latest innovations India is trying to get its citizens drinking responsibly.
The country has made it a condition of obtaining the free beer to allow them to go to bars and restaurants.
This has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more Indians turn to liquor to buy liquor and alcohol for consumption at home and abroad.
A new study by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Mumbai has found that the prevalence of drinking alcohol has gone down in India.
“The results show that the rate of alcohol consumption has fallen from 12.6 per cent in 2009-10 to 9.1 per cent last year.
It is also the first time in India that the drinking binge is decreasing,” said Dr. Suresh Jain, who led the study.
Dr. Jain’s team collected data from a sample of 8,958 Indian adults, who participated in the survey from February 1 to October 15.
The survey included questions about the amount of alcohol consumed each day, drinking patterns, and alcohol consumption among the different age groups.
The researchers also asked about the prevalence and consumption of alcohol among Indians and non-indigenous people in India, and how much alcohol was consumed in their homes.
The findings showed that the alcohol consumption in India was decreasing.
It also showed that in the year 2010-11, alcohol consumption increased by 4.2 per cent, which is the lowest in the world.
Alcohol consumption was highest among the rural age group, which was 21.4 per cent.
Dr Jain said that it is the most important change in alcohol consumption trends in the country.
“If you think about the consumption of the country as a whole, alcohol has declined from 12 per cent to 8 per cent of the population,” he said.
Dr Suresw Jain and his team found that in 2010-2011, alcohol was only consumed by people aged 20-24.
In 2013-14, the drinking rate increased to 12.1%, which was the highest in the developed world.
Dr, Jain added that the number of alcoholics in India is increasing.
“There are about 300,000 alcoholics living in India at present, which we expect to double in the next two years,” he added.
India’s government, which has been promoting the idea of alcohol free food and beverages for years, has been encouraging Indians to drink less alcohol and to drink responsibly.
According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence rate of drinking among people aged 15-24 is about 4.5 per cent among the population.
India has the highest rate of alcoholism among all the developed countries.
The National Commission on Drinking and Health (NCDH), which is charged with developing and overseeing the national alcohol policy, has also taken up the issue of alcohol control.
“We have identified a number of issues related to alcohol use, such as excessive drinking and binge drinking, and we are trying to implement strategies and policies to curb these,” said an NCDH spokesperson.