Gutkha factories will be closed in UP: Yogi Sarkar
UP: Now after the complete ban on liquor in Bihar, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to put a complete ban on Gutkha. Under this, it is very soon preparing to close the Gutkha factory in the state. UP government cabinet minister Siddhartha Nath Singh, who arrived in Noida on Friday, said that the state government is very soon going to ban the entire Gutkha factory in UP. He said that the Yogi Government had already banned Gutkha in government offices but now it has been decided that the Gutkha factories will be closed from the state. During all this, UP Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh and Health Education Minister Gopal Tandon inaugurated 10 Operation Theater and Heart Wing at Trauma Center, Sector-27.
TV Prevention Campaign Begins
On this occasion, the Health Minister introduced a campaign to identify the TV patients in the district and to prevent this disease. According to a report released by the Primary Health Center, the number of TV patients in the district is continuously increasing because of which this program has been started.
Supreme Court has put a ban on Gutka
On the directive of the Supreme Court, the sale of Gutka has been banned. Pan masala and tobacco are being sold in shops even after the sale of gutkha is prohibited. On the sale of pan masala and tobacco in different pouches, action will be taken on the related construction companies, sales agencies and shopkeepers under Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.
Pouch do not fall into the category of food
According to Section 2, 3 and 4 of the Food and Safety Act 2011, tobacco products are not considered in the category of food items. That's why Gutkha is being shut down. People are prone to illness due to nicotine in them.
As soon as the ban of gutkha is announced in the state, some companies have been preparing to sell gutkha in the second form. A company has started selling tobacco and pan masala in different packets so that it is not considered to be a gutka.