Colossal stock of gukta pouches seized during drive

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2018 12:10:13


 

Staff Reporter,

Senior officials of the departments informed that they seized nearly 150 kilogramme gutka pouches from shops placed in areas including Civic Centre, Corporation square, Malviya square, Karamchand Chowk, Rajiv Chowk and adjoining areas


anti-encroachment department of Jabalpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) under a joint drive with health department on Monday seized colossal stock of gukta pouches from shops situated in centrally located areas of the city. Likewise the anti-encroachment squad and health department employees also removed posters, banners and flexes which were fixed at important squares.


Senior officials of the departments informed that they seized nearly 150 kilogramme gutka pouches from shops placed in areas including Civic Centre, Corporation square, Malviya square, Karamchand Chowk, Rajiv Chowk and adjoining areas. The employees also cautioned the shopkeepers to shun selling such things in future. Officials said the drive was conducted following the directions of the Municipal Commissioner. Officials said they destroyed the seized pouches in presence of senior officials.


It may be noted that Swachh Survekshan 2018 is going to start in the city from January 4. During the survey, an investigating agency would visit many areas of the city and examine cleanliness arrangements and would also take citizens feedback. On the examination and feedback the agency would give numbers to the civic body. The numbers would ascertain the position of the city in cleanliness in entire country.


Hence to ensure proper cleanliness in the city the JMC has started the drive. Officials said people eat gutka and other such products sell in small pouches and spit on roads and on public properties. The uncivilized act creates uncleanliness.


Likewise, the employees of anti-encroachment and health department also removed posters, banners from important squares and roads. Officials said people disfigure squares by placing banners and flexes on it. They said the posters, banners fix by political leaders, religious and other organizations ruin the beauty of the squares.Hence to safeguard public property from being disfigured, the civic body conducted the drive and removed posters from squares, electricity poles etc.