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Now, sub-standard turmeric power in Kashmir

UNI  Srinagar, May 05, 2013
First Published: 14:19 IST(5/5/2013) | Last Updated: 14:24 IST(5/5/2013)

After spurious drugs, turmeric power has also been found to be of sub-standard quality in the Kashmir valley.

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An official spokesperson said on Monday that the sample of turmeric powder collected from a trader Farooq Ahmad Tantray at Gadda Kocha, Bohri Kadal in the down town was found sub-standard.

The trader was fined Rs. one lakh, he said.

He said to ensure availability of standard food items for the consumers, fine of Rs. 15,000 were imposed for the sale of sub-standard milk under FSS Act 2006.

He said during the inspection of premises of Shakti Sweets, Zainakote was found unhygienic.

The Shakti sweets was also selling expired and infected food items, he said adding the trader was fined Rs. 5000.

A general strike call has been given by different organisations against the supply of spurious drugs to government hospitals in the Kashmir tomorrow, when Darbar Move, seat of the government, including office of chief minister Omar Abdullah, his cabinet colleagues and top bureaucrats, is opening after shifting from winter capital, Jammu to summer capital, Srinagar.


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