Rajasthan to ban gutkha sale, production

PTI Jaipur | Updated on July 18, 2012 Published on July 18, 2012

The Rajasthan Government on Wednesday decided to ban production, storage, distribution and sale of Gutkha in the State.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Council of Ministers headed by the Chief Minister, Mr Ashok Gehlot. The ban will come into force after a notification is issued.

In view of the health of people, we decided to ban gutkha. Provision has been made for penalty of Rs 25,000-10 lakh on violation through courts, Mr Gehlot told reporters after the meeting.

The decision will cause a revenue loss of around Rs 125 crore, he said.

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Published on July 18, 2012
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