19 decimal private land with a House
at Sabitri Ghising Road, Bong Busty Kalimpong.
Single storied house has 3 Bedrooms,
Living room, Kitchen & Dining room,
3 Bathroom-cum-toilets
Contact: thulungakrai@gmail.com
or 9434131719

28 Jan 2017

Darjeeling becomes officially smoke-free

Prashant Acharya, EOI, SILIGURI, 27 Jan 2017: Darjeeling has become the first tobacco smoke free district in the state.
Coinciding with the 68th Republic Day celebrations, Darjeeling District Magistrate Anurag Srivastava, Darjeeling Police Superintendent Amit Javalagi and several other officials gathered at Chowarasta on Thursday for a programme organised by MANT, an NGO working with the district administration, to mark the announcement of the district being declared tobacco smoke-free.
Regular tobacco smoke free enforcement drives, especially in Kurseong and Siliguri, have been conducted, which resulted in a visible impact, with more than 80 per cent of public places becoming tobacco smoke free in the four sub-divisions of the district.
Srivastava said the enforcement drives will continue to ensure Darjeeling district remains smoke free.
Niranjay Mukherjee, Director of MANT and Head of Tobacco Control, said a study revealed various places in Darjeeling district showed 80 per cent compliance to Section 4 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003.
Smoking has been banned in various public places in Darjeeling district and they include railway stations, bus and taxi stands among others. Individuals found smoking in proscribed areas will be levied a fine of Rs200.
A jurisdiction is declared smoke free if the public places of the same are 80 per cent compliant to Section 4 of COTPA, 2003, and its subsequent rules.

Digg Google Bookmarks reddit Mixx StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Buzz DesignFloat Delicious BlinkList Furl

0 comments: on "Darjeeling becomes officially smoke-free"

Post a Comment

Kalimpong News is a non-profit online News of Kalimpong Press Club managed by KalimNews. It is published simultaneously in this site as well as http://kalimpongnews.net.
Please be decent while commenting and register yourself with your email id. Your id will be kept secret, as far as practicable.

Popular Posts