Erring shopkeepers fined for violating norms

Kargil: On the directions of District Magistrate Kargil Haji Gulzar Hussain a joint inspection team headed by Tehsildar Kargil today conducted surprise visit of a number of cold storages and shops in Kargil town. The team comprised of the Chief Medical Officer Kargil, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Kargil, Executive Officer Municipal Committee Kargil, Assistant Director FCS&CA Kargil and SHO Kargil.     

During the inspection a huge quantity of stale fruit and fish was seized and fine worth Rs 1000 was imposed upon the shopkeepers on spot for violating the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 and Essential Commodities Act. Moreover, the inedible food items were also destroyed on spot.

The team also took stock of the hygienic conditions of food items available in the market, charging of rates and other set standards. The shopkeepers and traders were asked to display the rate list prominently at their establishments besides to maintain cleanliness.

Meanwhile the Deputy Commissioner has appealed all the traders to avoid any black marketing or hoarding and warned of stern action against the violators under rules.



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