The Ganjam district administration has stepped in to keep the city spick and span.
Exposure to public spitting causes adverse health consequences. Spitting in public places poses a threat of tuberculosis epidemic.
Considering the risks that public spitting can cause, the Ganjam district administration has amended a new rule which prohibits spitting in public area.
As per the new rule, violators will be imposed a fine up to Rs 500. Products that induce spitting present a complex, widespread challenge to public health which most of the population is unaware of.
With the stringent regulation, Ganjam becomes the first-ever district in Odisha to ban on spitting and making it an offence.