Chhattisgarh Bans Coke, Pepsi
Raipur: The Chhattisgarh Government today banned use of soft drinks
in all government organisations of the state, including schools, colleges
and state secretariat. Looking into the current report of high content
of pesticides in cold drinks, the state government decided to ban
use of Coca Cola and Pepsi in all government organisations, Health
Minister Krishna Murti Bandhi said here.
The decision was taken after the report said the cold drinks were
carrying pesticides, which were not good for the health of the users,
Bandhi said after having discussions with Chief Minister Raman Singh
on the matter.
Because of the ban, selling of Coca Cola and Pepsi would be stopped
in all government schools and colleges, government offices, including
state Secretariat, he said.
Even serving of Coca Cola and Pepsi was banned at government functions,
The state government had also taken decision to collect sample of
other cold drinks to confirm whether they were safe for human consumption
or not, he added.
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