Market Inspection Team checks quality, prices of essential commodities in Kargil Town

Kargil Sep 25 2020: Under the directions of the Deputy Commissioner/District Magistrate and CEO,LAHDC, Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, a team of District Administration conducted an intensive market inspection in Kargil town and adjoining areas to check the quality and prices of essential commodities.₹ 11700 fine imposed against erring traders 

The team led by Tehsildar Kargil Muhammad Salim Wazir comprised of the members of the Enforcement Wing of the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Kargil and Municipal Committee (MC), Kargil held the checking of different business establishments like vegetable, mutton, chicken and other shops.

During the course of inspection, the team thoroughly checked more than 50 business establishments out of which 27 establishments were penalized on spot for violation of the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and Essential Commodities Act.

A total fine of Rs 11700 was imposed against the defaulters besides adequate quantity of stale edible items and vegetables were seized and destroyed on spot.  

The market inspection team also took stock of the hygienic conditions of food items available in the market, charging of rates and other set standards.

The team advised the shopkeepers and traders to display the rate list prominently at their establishments besides maintaining cleanliness. 

Meanwhile, the District Magistrate Kargil has appealed all traders to ensure proper adherence to the set standards and warned of stern action against the violators under rules.

Specific directions have been issued to the concerned officers to carry out frequent inspections and to conduct checking of the market so as to curb overcharging, black marketing, use of polythene and sale of substandard food items.

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