Rs. 5,500 fine realized from erring shopkeepers during market checking

KISHTWAR: A team under the supervision of Tehsildar Kishtwar Parmod Kumar along with Assistant Controller Legal Metrology, Officials of Municipal Committee, CAPD, Food Safety Department and Police party jointly conducted market checking in Kishtwar town to check food adulteration, use of polythene and other violations in the district.
The team inspected various food and other establishments/shops and fine of Rs. 5,500/- was imposed on the erring shopkeepers especially for encroachment of footpaths, use of polythene, unhygienic condition in business premises besides unlawful material lying on the footpaths has been seized.
Further, the shopkeepers were informed/advised to display the rate list on their shops and restrain from overcharging, no use of polythene and in case of failure, action as warranted under relevant law shall be taken against the erring shopkeepers.