Spitting and urinating in public place in Tripura is now an offence and if anyone found doing so will face penalty.
The urban development department in Tripura on Thursday issued a notice where it mentioned that if any one spits on the road then he or she will be fined Rs 100.
And, if anyone is found urinating on the roadside will be fined Rs 200.
Dr. Sailesh Yadav, the director of the urban development department of Tripura, talking to Northeast Now said, “On April 14, the Union home ministry issued a notice stating that spitting on the road would be an offence.”
“Following the issuance of the guidelines, the authorities in many cities of the country have issued notice announcing penalty. Now, similar step has been taken in Tripura,” said Yadav.
“Now in Tripura, this order will be implemented only in the cities and urban areas and not across the state,” Yadav informed.
The Union health ministry asked all states to prohibit the use and spitting of smokeless tobacco in public places to prevent the spread of the COVID19.
“Chewing smokeless tobacco products, paan masala and areca nut (supari) increases the production of saliva followed by a very strong urge to spit. Spitting in public places could enhance the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” the Union health ministry said in a letter to chief secretaries of all states and union territories.
In view of the increasing threat of the COVID19 pandemic across the country, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) also appealed to people to refrain from consuming smokeless tobacco products and spitting in public places.