Sale of junk food ban by FSSAI, in and around 50 meters of school premises.A very welcome move has been brought by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India, wherein it has banned sale of all junk foods like burger cola and all food with high sugar content and sodium. Now the junk food will not be sold in the premises and within 50 meters of the school gate. Even advertisment has been banned near schools.
This has been very strongly objected by small-business and trade bodies as they fear loss of sale and also the FMCG companies will suffer losses.
What I fail to understand that how come children be a target consumer for such companies which are selling a junk food which in the end harms these kids so much that they suffer obesity and high BP at very young age. Their immune system is hampered and they become fat and slow and their studies suffer. Kids are the future of this nation, how can we play with their future just for earning few bucks.
Business is important but not at the cost of the health of our children. I welcome this move and support it totally and expect strict implementation of the same, what do members think of this?