PAMPORE: Tehsil Administration carried out a market checking drive in Pampore area on Friday.
Officials told Kashmir Reader that on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Baseer-Ul-Haq Choudhary , a team of Revenue, Food and supply department , municipal committee officers led by Naib Tehsildar Pampore Mohammad Ameen, Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO) Ayash Farooq and Muncipal Committee officials carried out a joint drive at Drangbal and Kadlabal area of the Saffron town.
Various business units including Bakery shops, sheep sellers, mutton shops, chicken and vegetable vendors were checked during inspection.
The checking was conducted after reports that some erring shopkeepers are charging exorbitant rates in the town, officials told Kashmir Reader.
The inspection team checked the quality, hygienic condition, expiry and rate lists of food items and other essential commodities.
During inspection, the checking team realized a fine of Rs 8050 on various shopkeepers for violating the legal regulations, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, the TSO Pampore Ayash told Kashmir Reader that such drives will continue to ensure quality of commodities. He also urged shopkeepers not to violate the rules besides displaying the rate lists at their respective shops.