Puducherry: Puducherry Administration has
banned with immediate effect erection of cutouts, banners,
posters and other advertisement placards in the Union
The ban would be implemented in letter and spirit, Local
Administration Minister A Namassivayam informed the
territorial Assembly today in response to vociferous demands
from opposition AIADMK and CPI in this regard.
Welfare Minister M Kandasamy said there was definitely a
need for the ban as presently one could see row of cutouts and
other display materials.
Home and Health Minister E Valsaraj said the beauty
of Puducherry should be retained. He said in bigger states
like Rajasthan there was no display of cutouts or banners.
`Why can`t a smaller state like Puducherry emulate this` he
Namassivayam said said even if licences were sanctioned
already (for putting up banners) they would be scrapped