Production and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages with Its Consequence in India: A Short Review
International Journal of Science and Qualitative Analysis
Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages: 34-37
Received: Dec. 18, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 16, 2018; Published: Feb. 26, 2018
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Raghu Holalkere Sriram, Department of Biochemistry, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, India
Rajeshwara Achur, Department of Biochemistry, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, India
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Brewing and drinking of various liquors was developed into an art in ancient India as well as in Karnataka. Beverages are believed to contain ethanol are mentioned in ancient Indian literature dated back to Vedic period around 2000 B. C. Ancient Indian medical texts described in details the harmful effects of excessive or indiscriminate drinking on the mind and body Ethanol or generally referred as Alcohol consumption is gradually increasing in the developing countries in the last two decades. In India, cumulative cost of alcohol consumption is more than the income due to their sale. The proportion of injuries linked to alcohol use is estimated to be 59% of all injuries in India. In 1830, Edward Dyer traveled to India and set up the India's first brewery in Kasauli. Karnataka ranks third in the country in ethanol production. India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), Country Liquor, Illicit liquor and Beer are the types of alcoholic beverages available in India.
Brewing, Alcohol Consumption, India Made Foreign Liquor, Country Liquor, Illicit Liquor, Beer
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Raghu Holalkere Sriram, Rajeshwara Achur, Production and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages with Its Consequence in India: A Short Review, International Journal of Science and Qualitative Analysis. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2018, pp. 34-37. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsqa.20180402.11
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