Ban on manufacture, storage and distribution of gutkha in Delhi banned for one more year

The city government’s Food Safety Department has been issuing notification on the ban of gutkha and pan masala for the last four years.
Food Safety Commissioner D N Singh issued a notification on the ban of these products on Wednesday. Photo by Raj k Raj / Hindustan times
Food Safety Commissioner D N Singh issued a notification on the ban of these products on Wednesday. Photo by Raj k Raj / Hindustan times
Published on Jul 16, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

The Delhi government has extended the ban on manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of gutkha and pan masala for one more year.

Food Safety Commissioner D N Singh issued a notification on the ban of these products on Wednesday.

“Commissioner (Food Safety), National Capital Territory of Delhi, prohibits in the interest of public health for a period of one year in NCT the manufacture, storage, distribution, or sale of tobacco which is either flavoured, scented or mixed with any of the said additives, and whether going by the name or form of gutkha, pan masala, flavoured/scented tobacco, kharra...” the notification read.

The city government’s Food Safety Department has been issuing notification on the ban of gutkha and pan masala for the last four years.

However, there is no ban on cigarettes in the city.

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