Sale of junk food outside Mumbai schools to be prohibited

As per the new policy introduced by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the hawkers, no more junk food can be sold outside schools in Mumbai

Sale of junk food outside Mumbai schools to be prohibited

Soon the schools across Mumbai will witness a hawker-free zone around themselves as the new policy for hawkers by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has prohibited junk food outside schools in the city. The policy restricts hawkers from selling junk food outside schools as well as hospitals with 100 or more patients. 

The decision has been taken after a rise in the number of people falling ill after eating high cholesterol junk food. Accordingly, the Education Department had asked the school canteens to stop the sale of oily and unhealthy food.

Earlier, BMC had asked the school canteens to halt the sale of 12 such items including Vada Pav, Misal Pav, chips. The Education Department has put a ban on these items as they contribute to increasing the students' weight and makes them unhealthy.

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However, the students would go outside the school and eat junk food. Due to which, now the civic body has added a new regulation in its recent hawker policy that no hawker can sell oily food within 100 meters of a school.

So, school students can say goodbye to the panipuri, Vada Pav, chips, pastries, and lots of tasty items available in their college canteens.

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