Introduce licensing regime for buying alcohol from TASMAC outlets; sell liquor only to those consumers with license: Madras High Court to TN Govt

The direction was passed in light of the fact that though Rules do not permit those below 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcohol, instances of underage drinking and alcohol abuse were rampant.
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The Madras High Court recently directed the Tamil Nadu (TN) government to bring about a licensing regime for sale of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and to sell IMFL only to those consumers, who possess a valid alcohol license [B Ramkumar Adityan v The Additional Chief Secretary].

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