Punjab is 11th State to Announce Gutka Ban
Punjab has also joined the list of States that have banned gutka as per Food Safety Standards Act 2006 and Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulation 2011. Punjab became the 11th state to announce the ban.
This is a result of advocacy by Dr. Prahlad Duggal, a Voice of Tobacco Victims (VoTV) Patron, with the Chief Minister and other policy makers. Also, Dr. Duggal got the Jathedar (Leader) of Akal Takht, Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji, to sign a pledge campaigned by VoTV to protect Punjab from the perils of tobacco chewing.
More info & media coverage:
- Message from Chief Minister of Punjab
- Pledge of Jathedar (Leader) of Akal Takht, Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji
- Zee News
- The Economic Times
- The Times of India