Policy

Maharashtra bans gutkha, pan masala

PTI Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on July 12, 2012

The Maharashtra Government today told the legislative Assembly that it will file a caveat in the Bombay High Court to prevent gutkha manufacturers from obtaining a stay on its decision to ban the sale, manufacture, storage and distribution of gutkha and pan masala.

The decision was taken by the State Cabinet yesterday and FDA Minister, Mr Manohar Naik, made the statement on behalf of the Government in the lower house today.

A caveat would be filed by the State to guard against petitioners seeking a stay on the cabinet decision, he said.

He said the ban would come into effect from the day the notification is issued.

First State to enforce ban

He said Maharashtra is the first State to ban gutkha and pan masala, while Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Kerala have banned only gut

kha. The ban will be for a year according to Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction On Sale) Regulation 2011 and it would be extended.

Published on July 12, 2012

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