Market checking at Baramulla realises Rs 10600 as fine

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BARAMULLA: In order to keep a check on prices and to ensure the quality of essential commodities, particularly chicken and meat during Eid-ul-Fitr, Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Farooq Ahmad Baba accompanied by Tehsildar Baramulla, Moen Kakroo and others concerned inspected various markets of Baramulla town on Monday.
The team, during inspection imposed a fine of Rs 10600 from erring shopkeepers under various provisions of weights and measures and Food Safety Standards Act, 2006. The squad also destroyed 68 kg of rotten vegetables and seized 42 kg of polythene from erring shopkeepers.
The ADC on the occasion warned the erring shopkeepers to abide by the provisions of Food Safety Standards Act, 2006 and sought cooperation from general public to curb such violations by the shopkeepers.
The concerned officers of line departments were directed to keep available all the essential commodities on a reasonable rate besides maintaining quality of essential commodities.
The market checking squad was representing the departments of revenue, weights and measures, municipal committee, FCS&CA, legal metrology and police.
ADC on the occasion said that such raids will continue in future as well so that people may not face any inconvenience.

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