Amritsar, Punjab: The Punjab government has given the go – ahead for declaring Amritsar and Rupnagar as ‘tobacco-free districts’ from August 15. The two districts will join Mansa and SAS Nagar, which have already been declared as ‘tobacco free’.
A meeting in this regard was chaired by ADC (general) Manpreet Singh Gulati in which heads of different government departments participated.
In the run-up to the official declaration on Independence Day, heads of all government departments have been instructed that by July 24 they should have boards put outside their respective offices, proclaiming Amritsar as a ‘tobacco-free district’.
Information on the boards should be sent to the office of the deputy commissioner in writing. Thereafter, a task force of the health department will tour every hotel, restaurant, shopping mall.