Rajat Industries v. Union of India

A company that manufactures gutkha sued the government of India objecting to letters sent by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to various state governments requesting that they consider banning smokeless/chewing tobacco in the form of gutkha, pan masala, zarda and other chewable products with nicotine. The court dismissed the claim as premature because it does not challenge any bans on gutkha and pan masala, merely the informational letters sent by the government.


Rajat Industries v. Union of India, Case No. 6024 of 2013, High Court of Judicature at Patna (2013).

  • India
  • Apr 25, 2013
  • High Court of Judicature at Patna


Plaintiff Rajat Industries Pvt. Ltd.


  • Secretary, Minister of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi
  • Union of India, Chairman, Food Safety Authority of india, New Delhi

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