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MPs meet Union Health Minister in Delhi

A delegation of MPs from arecanut growing regions in the State meeting Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, in Delhi on Wednesday.

A delegation of MPs from arecanut growing regions in the State meeting Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, in Delhi on Wednesday.  

A delegation of Members of Parliament from arecanut growing regions in the State called on Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, in Delhi on Wednesday and told him that arecanut was not harmful to health.

The delegation led by Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, Dakshina Kannada, told the Minister that the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod in Kerala, has said that there is no proof of arecanut affecting health, a release from the office of Mr. Kateel said. It said that the Minister assured the delegation that the Union government will withdraw an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court, which had mentioned that arecanut consumption is injurious to health.

Shobha Karandlaje, MP, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, G.M. Siddeshwar, MP, Davangere, and Narayana Swamy, MP, Chitradurga, were part of the delegation, the release said.

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