Jharkhand Extends Ban On Sale Of Gutka, Pan Masala Till July 25 Next Year

Earlier, Jharkhand had banned 11 manufacturers of pan masala for a yr. (Representational)

Ranchi:

The Jharkhand authorities on Tuesday prolonged the prohibition on the manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of Gutka and Pan Masala containing tobacco or nicotine as elements until July 25, subsequent yr.

The order signed by the Principal Secretary-cum-State Meals Security Commissioner, Nitin Kulkarni, stated that below the Meals Security and Requirements Act 2006 the ban is hereby prolonged for one yr, as much as 25-7-2021 within the curiosity of public well being.

Earlier, the Jharkhand authorities on Could eight this yr had banned manufacture, sale and storage of 11 manufacturers of pan masala for a yr saying these merchandise comprise a chemical which is dangerous to the center and may trigger varied ailments.

The state authorities had on April 22 imposed a ban on all tobacco merchandise to stop spitting in public locations that would enhance the specter of the unfold of novel coronavirus an infection.

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