Nitish Kumar (Image: PTI)
Bihar government has banned the manufacture, storage, distribution, transportation or sale of pan masala containing magnesium carbonate in the state.
According to reports, the food and safety department of the state issued the order to raise the health concerns in Bihar. The food and safety department had examined few pan masala brands and found that it contains magnesium carbonate which could cause heart disease.
According to India Today, the brands examined by the food and safety department were Rajnigandha Pan Masala, Raj Niwas Pan Masala, Supreme Pan Parag Pan Masala, Pan Parag Pan Masala, Bahar Pan Masala, Bahubali Pan Masala, Rajshree Pan Masala, Raunak Pan Masala, Signature Pan Masala, Kamala likes include Pan Masala, Madhu Pan Masala.
The Nitish Kumar government had already banned the manufacture, sale, distribution and storage of gutka and and all its varients in the state.