After liquor, Nitish govt now bans gutka, pan masala in Bihar

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Patna, May 21: Nitish Kumar led Bihar Government has announced that now onwards there will be no sale of gutka, pan masala in the State. Reportedly the ban will be for one year, starting from Saturday(May 21).

In its notification, Bihar Government said that now distribution, storage, manufacture, publicity or the sale of any type of gutkha and pan masala in the state will be considered illegal.

Now Bihar govt bans gutka, pan masala

When asked about the ban on these products, RK Mahajan, commissioner Of Food Safety said that ban has been imposed the interest of public health and safety.

Last month state government announced complete ban on the sale of any types of liquor in the state.

"Seeing the tremendous support from the people, particularly women and children, to the ban on country-made liquor in the State within just days of its prohibition, we decided to put a total ban on alcohol", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced.

Kumar had also appealed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement the same in the whole country.

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