State Health Minister Deepak Sawant had last year at a function on World Cancer Day mooted the idea of a law banning spitting in public places besides the proposed law banning chewing of tobacco in public.
The minister in a series of tweets yesterday said that the proposed law aims at discouraging people from spitting in public places.
He said along with imposing heavy fines, government also plans to make the offenders to do social services such as cleaning public places.
"We are discussing with Law and Judiciary department officials to fine tune the legalities. After seeing a sharp rise of infectious diseases across the state, we have decided to bring in the Anti-spitting law. It is expected to be tabled in the Assembly session that begins on March 9," Sawant said.

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