Beer is a healthy drink, Andhra Pradesh minister KS Jawahar said adding that it has lesser alcohol percentage than other types of liquor. He also suggested the government to promote it more than other liquor.
While speaking at a talk show on a regional channel, he said that one cannot change the drinking habits of people but at least can try to promote those drinks that have less alcohol content. The talk show was related to new excise policy of Andhra Pradesh.
"We cannot change people's drinking habits but we can at least try to make available drinks that have less alcohol," Jawahar said.
Criticising the minister’s statement, numerous women organisations are planning to protest against him.