Raising the bar - Geoquiz on PRI’s The World
Our most recent story was about how Mumbai, finance and bollywood capital of India, has raised its legal drinking age from 21 to 25. We spoke to the minister of housing who sits on the social justice ministry about it as well as a liquor store owner and a 21-year-old.
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“The Indian city on our radar is the capital of the state of Maharashtra. One notable thing about this city is its population of over 12.5 million people. That puts it among the world’s top ten most populated cities.
And while its hot economy ranks this city as the richest in India, it’s not so easy to buy a drink. Local authorities just boosted the legal drinking age to 25 as part of an attempt to battle addiction to drugs and alcohol.”