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Members of Anchalika Jana Adhikara &Surakhya Mancha urged the state Government to ban sale of gutkha

Dhenkanal:1/06/18;Members ofAnchalika  Jana Adhikara &Surakhya Mancha urged the state Government to ban sale of gutkha and make odisha tobacco free state.Preventation is better than cure many people are affected bvy various diseases consumption of gutuka and Pan masala,the members said.The members of the organasation took out a massive rally lead by popular social activist Benhdhar Sahoo  and executive president for promoting awareness on  ill effects tobacco.The rally started from Gadasila andculminated at Dhenkanal town.thousands of people including youth in large numbers participated in the impressive rally by holding placards to ban the harmful product, While union territory Chandigarh has effected a ban on it, Kerala banned pan masala and gutkha containing tobacco under the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulation, 2011.

The states which have so far banned gutkha include Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab and Goa.Though Odisha is the 15th state in the country to ban ‘gutkha’but the act is not properly  working.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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