MPs Nalin, Shobha meet minister Harshavardhan over arecanut issue

Daijiworld Media Network - New Delhi (MS)

New Delhi, Jul 18: Dr Harshavardhan, central minister for Health and Family Welfare, has given assurance that he will put in special efforts to take back the affidavit that is submitted to the supreme court by the UPA government saying that arecanut is injurious to health.

Recently the minister had given a statement in the Lok Sabha, quoting the affidavit that is submitted in the court. A delegation led by MP Nalin and Shobha met the minister and submitted an appeal to Dr Harshavardhan and also clarified that there is on ill-effect from the use of arecanut. In addition, the information about areacanut benefits, mentioned in the study report of the Central Horticultural Research Institute, is brought to the attention of the minister.

Responding to the appeal and discussion, the minister said that already two to three meetings are held to withdraw the affidavit.

The delegation included MP Shobha Karandlaje, G M Siddeshwar and Narayana Swamy.


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  • SmR, Karkala

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Doctor by profession Harsh Vardhan is Minister of Health and Family Welfare not Ministry of Agriculture.
    If these BJP's MP's elected twice don't know whom to approach for their respective constituency problem related to arecanut issue, how do they are going solve the problems?

    When Harsh Vardhan, an ENT specialist, and a former five-time MLA can't stop the 300 children's deaths in Bihar Muzzafurpur sharing one bed for four patients and another 1000 treated for Enceplities and another 50 killed in Assam in Japnese fever, what can be expected from this zero performance minister?

    This is the reality of the PM Modi's 'Good Governance' member of parliaments.
    Jai Hind

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    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Public want to publish the inauguration not the photo of submission of application. All applicants are not eligible to get a post, only those who work hard and result oriented will get completed the work. Mere publicity will not work.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Great to see that the coastal MPs are taking up the relevant issues with the respective central ministries for early resolution.
    Nothing happened over 70 years but research and Court verdict that arecanut is not carcinogenic, has given a new lifeline to millions of arecanut growers.
    These leaders are nothing less than God reincarnate.

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  • Alphonse Rodrigues, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    @ Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle,
    You have lot of concern for your nation India.
    Why you are in the USA's Seattle?
    You can come down from Seattle and have your ache din under the Chaiwala who was making chai in the Kettle to sell in the running train.
    How would you defend an half literate RSS man leading a nation with all lies.
    1) Lowest Joblessness, as per the report lowest in 45 years.
    2) Communal Violence.
    3) 1.7 lakh crores missing in the budget.
    4) Rafale corruption.
    5) LokPal and JanPal.
    6) For a Indian Soldier's death on border 10 heads of Pakistani Soldiers heads.
    7) Jumla 15-20 lakhs to each poor Indians.
    8) Fake News from Nagpur.
    9) Lawlessness and Chaos in U.P., Bihar and in Gujarat.
    10) Motor-Mouths of M.P's and derogatory statements of rogue M.P's.
    11) Manipulated GDP growth.
    12) Demonetisation failure of Tuglaq-Raj.
    13) Petrol and Diesel cess tax hiking. Crude oil in the Int'l market is $58/per barrel.
    14) Relentless rape on women.
    15) Atrocities on Dalits and on Minorities.
    16) BSNL 50% drowned. Employees are not getting salaries.
    17) Jet Air Ways is fully drowned. 25,000 jobless are in their houses without salaries.
    18) In U.P., at the Gau-Shaalas cows are raped. Girls and women in the country are raped.

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  • Chowkidar Chor Hai!, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle — thank your stars you got educated and went to the US only because what happened over the past 70 years! Be grateful rather than hateful or else Karma will be vengeful!

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  • George, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    More than the areaca nut, there are other poisons in the society, which are to be totally eradicated. Let our MPs' strive for.

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Both are dumb useless MP"s.
    They not worried about development .More worried about arecanut . Nuts MP's.
    Check the pumpwell flyover See the low construction work the platform built over the gutter ..It can collapse anytime .

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  • Anilta, Derebail mlre

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Both getting hafta from tolls or indirectly linked to toll company, they owned
    No talks with gadakeri with this local toll issues. Both behaves like dumb
    Bhaktas voted modi face na. Now plz ask modi for toll issue
    Hope he won't say ask my HAND... COZ u voted my face????

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    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Hafta by toll owners? That also to Shubha madam, I dont think so

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    she had purchased a coffee estate @ coorg in da procurement of electricity when she was mini-stress in da karnataka state during bjp's rule.

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