KARGIL, Sept 25: 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 and challaned 27 food establishments for violation of provisions of FSSA and Essential Commodities Act.
The team led by Tehsildar Kargil Muhammad Salim Wazir and comprising members of the Enforcement Wing of the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Kargil and Municipal Committee (MC) Kargil made surprise visit to different business establishments dealing in vegetables, mutton, chicken, etc to check the quality and prices of the commodities.
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 (FSSA), 2006 and Essential Commodities Act (ECA).
A total fine of Rs 11,700 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.