One can think about a million things getting banned in the country but one could have never imagined that everyone’s all-time favorite snack, pani puri, will see the wrath of the government. Yes, in the city of Vadodara, Indian’s favorite snack golgappas are banned during monsoons due to hygiene concerns.
VMC officials conducted a surprise check on 50 golgappe sellers in the city after it got reports about a rise in diarrhoea and vomiting cases. The officials destroyed nearly about 4000kg of pani puri and 3350kg of potato mash and other ingredients for the snack. “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,” a VMC official told news agency ANI.
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
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
In no time, the news spread and people were disheartened to know that they won’t be able to eat golgappas for some time now. While some fumed and calls it a useless attempt, others supported the ban and said it is better to stay away from the diseases.
Here are some of the best reactions-
* Pani Puri Ban In Vadodara *— Nikhar Antani (@NikharAntani) July 28, 2018
Reporter: Pani Puri Ke Ban Lagne Par, Aap Kaisa Mehsoos Kar Rahe Hai??
वडोदरा की महिलाओं के लिए दुखद खबर https://t.co/lpWdL6ITB4— 🚀🏭वीरेंद्र भैया🏭🚀.🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@30nrvtphtavse) July 28, 2018
Should be banned throughout the year. Absolutely unhygienic. https://t.co/1IeqeuCutO— Pratik Prasenjit (@pratikprasenjit) July 28, 2018
It's the superb move by VMC..Hats Off and salute !— Nilesh Patel (@nileshdpatel) July 28, 2018
Wah, re Wah!!! Some good deciding act, here. https://t.co/6tiZB89xsI— G N Sivaramakrishna (@gnskrishna) July 28, 2018
Really good stap for public health. Some consolation to whose people they lost their business but it's essential.— Prashant Dixit (@dixitprashant41) July 27, 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
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
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
This is really stupid. And unscientific too https://t.co/h59vrLGkdz— gab.ai/abhimanyu (@abhimanyusrana) July 28, 2018
I feel for people of Vadodra/Baroda! Ban on #panipuri 🙈🙈😱😱🙈🙈😱😱— Dr. Falguni Vasavada-Oza (@falgunivasavada) July 28, 2018
Seriously? always believed that #GolgappaWater is good for stomach and help cleans it up in such situations. I tried it many times and it always help clean-up my stomach.— #Intolerant भारतीय (@goyalsanjeev) July 28, 2018
Are Vadodara-officials over-reacting?🤔@CMOGuj @vijayrupanibjp https://t.co/PWOQx0O70k