Snacking on spicy and tangy pani puris during monsoons might not be good for your health which is why Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) in Gujarat has decided to temporarily ban them for the rainy season.
This ban has been imposed after the surprise check on 50 pani puri sellers in the city by VMC officials. The check was conducted after receiving multiple reports about a rise in diarrhea and vomiting cases. Reportedly, the VMC officials have destroyed around 4000kg of puris and 3350kg of potato mash and other ingredients.
VMC Food Dept has conducted surprise checking to 50 manufacturing units in Vadodara . Destroyed 4000 kgs of puri, 3350 kgs of potatoes and chana, 1200 ltrs of panipuri nu pani, VMC has decided not to sale pani puri until diarrhoea and vomiting cases was declined. pic.twitter.com/3AZT8d44GZ
— VMC VADODARA (@VMCVadodara) July 27, 2018
“Many cases of diarrhea & vomiting have been reported in past few days. 8 teams of the food safety department have been deployed for this task. This for the welfare of people,” a VMC official told ANI.
Sale of Golgappa has been banned in Vadodara till the time monsoon ends. VMC official says, ‘many cases of diarrhoea & vomiting have been reported in past few days. 8 teams of the food safety department have been deployed for this task. This for the welfare of people’ #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/QuTeDqWSEU
— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2018
Though people are really appreciating the move as it was taken keeping their health in mind, many highlighted the poor sellers’ huge losses.
गरीब लोगों की रोजी रोटी छीनी गई है अगर बंद करवाना है तो फैक्ट्री बन्द करवाओ या बड़े बड़े होटल बन्द हो जहाँ बड़े बड़े होटल में भी गोल गप्पे रखे रहते है । ।
— Avdhesh Kumar (@Avdheshkumar70) July 28, 2018
वही दुकानें बंद हुई है जो हाथ रेडी ठेला खोमचा लगाकर गोलगप्पे भेजता है
गोलगप्पा तो बड़ी-बड़ी फाइव स्टार होटलों सहित तमाम होटलों में मिलता है तो क्या प्रशासन की हिम्मत है होटलों पर भी छापेमारी करके गोलगप्पा बंद करवाना की जद्दोजहद पर नहीं
गरीब की मां सबकी भाभी
कहावत सत्य ही है
— Kumar Antela™ (@KumarAntela) July 28, 2018
Maintaining city hygiene and sanitation could work too. But then ban is the easiest way out.. https://t.co/VSoeFGxhor
— Ajay Dave (@ajayrdave) July 29, 2018
Panipuri bann in Gujarat bcoz panipuri stall vendors sometimes compromise with quality of food material . I wish the same enthusiasm government could have shown on resolving many important issue #indian #ban #golgappe #panipuri #gujarat #food
— Dipak Shekhar (@Dipakshekhar) July 28, 2018
Pls note Golgappa sellers are daily earner. Admin’s job is to ensure they follow rules and maintain cleaniness & hygiene. Not banning source of poors’ income. Selling Golgappa in monsoon is not illegal. Sri @narendramodi @PMOIndia Sri @vijayrupanibjp @CMOGuj https://t.co/3xLHrnjmJm
— Sushil Kumar (@kumarsushil2006) July 28, 2018
That means source of water/potato etc. is contaminated.
Golgappa is fine.
It is the duty of Local Health food safety Department / Inspector to check Hygienic preparation process.
Banning is not the solution.
— Ajay Joe (@joedelhi) July 28, 2018