Market squad destroys 10 quintals of rotten, expired food items
Rs 15,010 fine imposed
Bandipora, Aug 17: Market checking squad conducted raids at various places across Bandipora markets.
The team destroyed food items weighing 10 quintals found unfit for human consumption. The goods were seized during last three days.
The squad headed by Ghulam Muhammad Mir, tehsildar Bandipora, had also officials of Health Department, CAPD and Police on board.
The squad conducted special raids at various places across the Bandipora markets.
The market checking operations that were intensified after repeated complaints of customers in the area also imposed fine of Rs 15,010 on the erring shopkeepers.
The raids were conducted at Nowpora Market, Jamia Market, Khadim Market, Iqbal Market and Down town market.
The food items seized were taken to the dumping ground.
It was enjoined upon the shopkeepers, vegetable and fruit vendors to keep on display the rate lists in their establishments and sell the goods as per the notified rates.
Meanwhile, the district administration has cautioned the shopkeepers/business persons against profiteering and hoarding.
“Anybody found charging extra or resorting to profiteering or hoarding will be seriously dealt with,” Mir said and appealed the people to bring such incidences to the notice of the concerned authorities.
Meanwhile, joint teams of Revenue and Municipal Committees have been constituted to keep eye on the markets and prevent profiteering and hoarding by unscrupulous traders, Mir told Greater Kashmir.
Senior Congress leader and Ex Minster Usman Majeed has sought check on overcharging and black-marketing by some unscrupulous traders.
He said the concerned government agencies should initiate strict action against those found indulging in any type of illegal activities.
Usman expressed concern over the problems like lack of ration, overcharging, shortage of LPG, ration and kerosene oil in the far-flung area of district.
Expressing his dissatisfaction over overcharging and shortage of LPG in various villages, Usman sought proper availability of essential commodities for the people ahead of Idul Fitr.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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