Sale of gutkha banned in Uttarakhand for 1 year


Uttarakhand government has banned the sale of gutkha, pan masala and other similar products with nicotine content for a year.

The manufacturing, sale and hoarding of gutkha and similar stuff has been put under a blanket ban for the next one year, Food Commissioner Ranbeer Singh said on Wednesday.

The ban will be reviewed after a year and its period may also be extended, he said, warning stern action against violators.

Strict action as per rules will be taken against those found selling or manufactirung gutkha and similar products, he said.

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