Delhi government bans sale of all forms of chewable tobacco for 1 year

Delhi government has banned for one year the sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco, including “guktha, pan masala, khaini and zarda”, in the national capital. 

The Department of Food Safety department issued a notification in this regard. According to the notification, unpackaged products of chewable tobacco, too, are covered under the ambit of the ban. Health department officials said a notification was issued by Delhi government in September, 2012, in pursuance of a series of directions from Supreme Court for a ban on ‘gutkha’ in the city. But since the term ‘gutkha’ was used in that notification, tobacco retailers started selling the components of ‘gutkha’ (betel nut and raw tobacco) in separate pouches, thus defeating the purpose behind the ban on gutkha.

About Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI):
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption. Various central Acts like Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 , Fruit Products Order , 1955, Meat Food Products Order , 1973,
FSSAI Chairman – Mr. Ashish Bahuguna

Extra info:
1. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
2. Governor of Delhi – Najeeb Jung.
So lets do:
1. ________ government has banned for one year the sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco.
2. Who is the Governor of Delhi?
3. Who is the FSSAI Chairman?


Source – The Hindu




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