KISHTWAR: Legal Metrology Department (LMD) fined 25 traders after they were found flouting certain provisions during a market checking launched on the eve of Machail Yatra.
A team of Legal Metrology, under the supervision of Assistant Controller conducted extensive market checking in Kishtwar town and its peripheral areas including Padyarna, Karthai, Kajai, Kundal, Atholi, Gulabgarh and adjoining areas of Paddar.
The team charged Rs Ten thousand from 25 erring Traders for violation of J&K Weights and Measures Enforcement Act and Rules.
The team directed the traders to use only verified weighing and Measuring Instruments and charge as per MRP printed on the packaged items from the consumers.
Meanwhile, Legal Metrology Department has charged Rs 24400 fine from 12 traders for unfair trade practices in Reasi.
The team imposed a fine of Rs 5000 each on a leading Restaurant, a Milk product shop and a Flour Mill based at Baribrahmana and Rs 2000 on a Gift house etc. for violation of various provisions of Weights and Measures Laws.
Traders were warned of stern legal action in case of any further indulgence in anti- consumer practices. They were further directed to use only verified Weights and Measures and to sell packaged commodity clearly mentioning MRP, Packing date, Net weight, complete address of manufacturer/packer along with consumer helpline no.
It is pertinent to mention here that during this month the department has booked 23 defaulters and realized fine of Rupees 48900.