The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently directed all universities and higher education institutions to prohibit sale of junk food on their campuses after a directive from the HRD ministry was received, enjoining the UGC to do the same.
The UGC said in a communication to the universities, “Banning junk food in colleges will set new standards for healthy food, making the students live better, learn better and reduce obesity levels. This will prevent lifestyle diseases which have a direct link with excessive weight”. It also requested the authorities to ensure strict obedience to the advisory and create awareness among the youth who are pregnable.
The Central Board of Secondary Education