JMC imposes Rs 8,400 fine on meat sellers

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 16: Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) conducted surprise check of various meat shops and realized a fine of Rs 8,400 from the defaulters.
According to the official spokesman, under the directions of Commissioner JMC, Dr Manmohan Singh and Joint Commissioner (Adm) RS Jamwal, the Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr Jaswant Singh along with other staff conducted surprise check of meat shops at Bantalab, Janipur, Newplot, Subash Nagar, Rehari, CPO Chowk, Panjtirthi, etc.
During the drive, it was observed that some of the meat sellers were selling unstamped meat and even exposing it to the general public by hanging outside their shops.
A fine of Rs 8400 was realized from the defaulters and on the spot instructions along with strict warning were given to the meat sellers of not to sell sub-standard/unwholesome meat to the consumers at any cost which is detrimental to the health of consumers.
The team also noticed that majority of the fish sellers are doing this business in open along the roadsides and are throwing all the unconsumed parts and other wastes especially thermocol boxes to the nearby drains thus leading to blockade, foul smell and attracting stray dogs.
Strict warning was also given to them of not to throw their wastes in open and in drains and supply fresh and hygienic fish to the consumers that too after getting proper licence and permission from the concerned authorities.