Lucknow: After tightening the noose on illegal slaughterhouses, Chief Minister Yogi Adityantah on Wednesday ordered banning of pan masala, gutka in all government offices in Uttar Pradesh.
The newly-elected CM took the significant step as numerous government offices across UP bear the ugly sight of stains of `paan’ and `gutka’ on the walls.
Unhappy with the dirt in government offices, CM Adityanath ordered the state government officials not to chew pan, pan masala etc during duty hours.
Chewable tobacco like ‘khaini’, ‘gutka’ and ‘zarda’ are some of the major causes of deaths and diseases in India and account for nearly 0.9 million deaths every year.
He also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero tolerance would be exercised in this regard.