Kerala Governments Bans sale and consumption of Gutka and paan masala
On Friday Kerala Government imposed a complete ban on sale and consumption of Gutka and paan masala in Kerala state.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the State Government had enforced the ban on gutka/pan masala under the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Regulation Act, 2011.
Media has reported that the ban prohibits the manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of products that contain tobacco and nicotine, in whatsoever name it is available in the market.
The time will tell the truth.
It’s not clear manufacturing or making of Gutka and Paan Masala is banned in state or not.
If production and manufacturing of Gutka is not banned in Kerala then no use of such ban.
It will increase corruption in the state and by paying bribes every pan shop will sell the Gutka.
Still it is not clear what will be the punishment for sale and consumption
Punishment should be 10 Lakh Rupees or 10 Year of Jail for consumption or sale even if family becomes beggar.
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Friday, May 25, 2012
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