Following the central governments ban on the production,storage and retail of typewriter correction fluid (TCF) after the intervention of the Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) and other public spirited persons,the Foundation has decided to step up its efforts in removing the menace of drug abuse from the society.
It was the Foundation which had petitioned the Punjab and Haryana High Court demanding the ban of TCF in view of its rampant misuse as a cheap drug by children and others. Taking cognisance of their petition,the High Court had asked the central government to take the necessary steps,following which the Ministry of Health,had issued a notification dated July 17 imposing a ban on the production,sale and storage of correction fluid. It had also banned bottled thinner of any chemical composition both for ink erasing purpose as well as for use as nail polish remover and other similar purposes for retail sale across India.
From now on,the correction fluid will only be made available in the shape of pens.
The notification issued by the central government also makes it mandatory for the manufacturer to put warnings on the pen regarding the effect on health by inhalation of vapour/ consumption of chemical contained therein.