Gujarat central city Vadodara has put a ban on the sale of panipuri in a bid to control waterborne diseases. City witnessed over 4,000 kg of panipuris being thrown away on Friday. This ban has been imposed due to its unhygienic method of preparation.
Due to continuous heavy rains across the state from one week, the spiced water used in the snack is exposed to the contaminated environment and perhaps, is the reason of wide spread of diseases such a typhoid and jaundice.
In the first half of July, Vadodara had witnessed six deaths due to cholera and it was proved that the deaths happened due to contamination of water.
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In the first drive of its kind this season, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) team cracked down upon ‘panipuri’ vendors across the city. Earlier too, the civic body had checked roadside eateries and food stalls after the outbreak of gastroenteritis in the Navapura area of the city.
The VMC has so far raided at least 50 manufacturers across the town and threw away 4,000 kg of puris, 3,500 kg of potatoes and kabuli chana, and 1,200 litres of acidic water.