Rs 19,000 realized as fine from various shopkeepers
AWANTIPORA: The Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department carried out a day-long market checking drive in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.
The team of enforcement headed by the Tehsil Supply Officer Awantipora (TSO) Ayash Farooq and district market checking squard headed by Suna Ullah Dar.
During the checking, the team inspected, a number of business units and other food establishments including Kiryana shops, sweet shops, fruit, vegetable shops, meat seller, chicken shops and petrol pumps and a fine of rupees 19000 was imposed on the erring shopkeepers especially for not displaying rate list, un-hygienic condition, rotten fruits and vegetables.
Tehsil Supply Officer Ayash Farooq told Kashmir Reader that on the directions of Assistant Director Food Civil and Consumer Affairs Pulwama, the team of enforcement squad conducted a market checking in different area of main town Awantipora and during the checking of shops huge quantity of rotted vegetable ,expired spices and sweets were found in the shops and destroyed on the spot in presence of the shopkeepers by the team and also inspected some petrol pumps in the Awantipora town where some complaints have been received against these petrol pumps and warned them to keep all facilities available as well as required records in their establishments.
During the day long checking, a team imposed a fine of Rs.19,000 from the erring shopkeepers onspot.
The shop keepers also were warned not to keep expired items in their establishments. Otherwise strict action shall be initiated under Essential commodities Act 1955.
The general public also appealed before buying the items to check out the expiry and manufactured date of the item, he said.