FCS&CA penalises 1,724 defaulters, recovers Rs 8,96,950, this year

SRINAGAR: Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) has recovered a fine of Rs 8, 96,950, while as it penalised 1724 defaulters during this year, so far, in its market checking drive conducted in the Kashmir division.
According to a progress report of the Department’s Enforcement Wing, around 5455 establishments were inspected from January 2017 to October 2017. The highest number of fine realised was Rs 1, 43,500 in June during which 690 food business units were inspected for violating various provisions of Food Safety & Standards Act, an official handout read.
As many as 79 defaulters have been penalised and Rs 31, 550 was recovered as fine from them during the current month so far, the report read.