Indore will soon have a laboratory to test the samples seized by the food and drugs department in various inspections and raids, officials said on Thursday.
The lab, to come up near Bilawali lake, will be of great help for the department as the samples are now being sent to Bhopal and it takes 15-30 days to get the results.
Indore is one of the bigger cities of the state and has a series of restaurants, hotels, eateries which require a constant check on the quality of food being served.
“The lab would help us a lot — in conducting a speedy test and the entire formality of sending samples to Bhopal and completing the documents would be reduced,” said food inspector Manish Swami.
The laboratory proposal has got the government’s go-ahead, and the work would be handed to the public works department after the documents reach the collector.
“We have been sanctioned around 40000-square feet land. We had requested for one acre originally, but once the sanction begins the construction of the lab would be good news for us,” said Swami.
The department was seeking for a no-objection certificate from several departments since long. It was after a long process that the district administration decided to hand over the land.
“The land has been identified and once the process gets completed we will assign the work to PWD,” said Dilip Kumar, additional collector.