More than 30 people killed in India by tainted liquor


Different regions in the country serve different drinks made with an eclectic assortment of ingredients including local spices, flavors and herbs. Some of them are safe bu others are not. If not controlled, they can contain even chemicals such as pesticides to increase the potency. Bangla is a distilled country liquor and there are government licensed counters to sell it; Cholai is an unrefined alcoholic beverage available in West Bengal; Gudamaba is a traditional drink from Hyderabad brewed from sugar cane., produced from methane and other chemicals but the government banned it; Handia is  made from rice and sold in rural West Bengal and neighbouring states; Tadi (Toddy) or Palm wine  from East   is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm trees, such as the palmyra, date palms and coconut palms. However, ever the risk is known, not a strong control is imposed in the country for the indigenous beverages.


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