The Chandigarh administration has banned sale and production of bottled correcting fluids and bottled thinners of any chemical composition.
An official spokesperson said the ban is applicable on correcting fluids and thinners for both for ink erasing purposes as well as for nail polish removers and similar other purposes for retail sale.
In order was issued by district magistrate Ajit Balaji Joshi in pursuance of gazette notification dated 17-07-2012 issued by the Union health and family welfare ministry banning production of bottled correction fluid and thinner for retail sale.
The 2012 notification was in response to Punjab and Haryana High Court directive to Union health ministry to check the sale of these fluids, as they were being used by street children as intoxicants.
This fresh order will come into force from 16 April and will be effective for a period of sixty days up to 14 June.
The correction fluid and thinner are used as nail polish removers by women, which has toxic chemicals. This is generally used in offices, but reportedly being widely misused by children as intoxicating substance or drug, which gave them stimulating effect like drugs on its inhalation.