Gujarat: Vadodara Municipal Corporation bans pani puris

As a precautionary measure, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation has banned the sale of pani puris. Owing the monsoon season, the municipality aims to prevent the spread of stomach infections and waterborne diseases  through this step

Gujarat: Vadodara Municipal Corporation bans pani puris
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  • Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC), in Gujarat, has banned pani puri with immediate effect.
  • The Municipal Corporation has imposed a ban due to the unhygienic method of pani puri preparation.
  • Although the ban would be for a temporary period as of now. The VMC has raided various places across the city where pani puris are made.

Who doesn’t like pani puri? A chaat lover and a foodie always find a reason to have pani puri. If you ask anyone, across the street, he would say he loves pani puri. But, if you are a resident of Vadodara, Gujarat, here’s some bad news for you.

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation has imposed a ban on pani puri. The ban has come in force with an immediate effect. The corporation has taken a decision due to the unhygienic method of pani puri preparation.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Jigeeshaben Sheth, Mayor of Vadodara Municipal Corporation said, “During the monsoon season, there are high chances that the waterborne disease will spread in the city. Owing to which we have taken the decision to impose a ban on the sale of pani puri in the city. This ban would be for the temporary period. The ban has come into effect since the last week.”

Dr Sheth further added, “The pani puri makers fetch water from unknown sources. It is likely that the water could be contaminated. The way pani puris are prepared is very unhygienic. So we have taken this decision on this basis.”

The municipal corporation of Vadodara raided at least 50 manufacturers of pani puris across the town. The corporation threw out 4,000 kgs of puris, 3,500 kgs of potatoes and kabuli chana, and 1,200 litres of acidic water.

The civic body says pani puris made in an unhygienic way was spreading disease like jaundice, typhoid and cases of food poisoning were also reported.