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Smoke-free city: 39 challaned on Day 1 of drive

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jalandhar, November 22, 2012
First Published: 21:36 IST(22/11/2012) | Last Updated: 21:39 IST(22/11/2012)

On the first day of the drive to make Jalandhar a smoke-free city, as many as 39 persons were challaned and a fine amount of Rs. 5,600 collected from the offenders.


District health officer Dr Ashwani Sondhi said: "A fine ranging from Rs. 10 to Rs. 200 was charged from the offenders under tobacco and other smoking products Act.

Meanwhile, as many as 36 food samples of the 298 collected failed to clear the purity test. Civil surgeon Dr RL Bassan said the health authorities had collected 298 samples between January and October, of which 36 were found either substandard or misbranded.

Six desi ghee samples, one spring roll, five sauces, one paneer, eight milk samples, one sweetened carbonated beverage, one edible salt, two bread, golgappa water, refined oil, two curd, two red chilly spices, turmeric powder, two banana, one papaya and one peas samples constituted the failed samples.

The DHO said proceedings had been launched against the shopkeepers and business operators whose samples had failed. He said a fine ranging between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 5 lakh would be slapped on the erring vendors under the food safety and standards Act.

Dr Bassan said if these vendors were found indulging in repeated violations, their licence could be cancelled.

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