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A police official demonstrates the functioning of the seized gutkha making machine in Bhosari.(HT PHOTO)

Four arrested for producing, selling gutkha using machine

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:11 PM IST
The police seized gutkha worth Rs 1,65,720 and an Innova car worth Rs 6,00,000 from their possession
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

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

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2020 10:18 PM IST
The city government’s Food Safety Department has been issuing notification on the ban of gutkha and pan masala for the last four years.
Maharashtra government has issued directives to all government agencies — police, district collectors and civic bodies — to implement the order making gutkha sale a non-bailable offence in the state.(HT File Photo)
Maharashtra government has issued directives to all government agencies — police, district collectors and civic bodies — to implement the order making gutkha sale a non-bailable offence in the state.(HT File Photo)

Sale of gutkha becomes non-bailable offence in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 03:23 PM IST
Maharashtra became the first state to ban gutkha in 2012. Before the current SC order allowing the state to take action against offenders, it was a bailable offence with a maximum punishment of six months.
A drain full of garbage and plastics at Geeta colony, Pusta Road in East Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)
A drain full of garbage and plastics at Geeta colony, Pusta Road in East Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)

Gutkha, pan masala wrappers choking Delhi drains, causing waterlogging

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 09:04 AM IST
Experts say gutkha packets cause more harm to environment than regular plastic waste because they can’t be recycled and thus are not even picked by ragpickers.
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