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Himachal minister admits dead rat was found in dal at PDS outlet

Himachal Pradesh minister GS Bali admitted in the Assembly that a dead rat was found in a pack of pulse supplied by the Kanda Depot.

india Updated: Mar 19, 2016 09:23 IST

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GS Bali admitted in the Assembly that a dead rat was found in a pack of pulse supplied by the Kanda Depot.
GS Bali admitted in the Assembly that a dead rat was found in a pack of pulse supplied by the Kanda Depot.(Reuters File Photo)
         

Himachal Pradesh minister GS Bali on Friday admitted in the Assembly that a dead rat was found in a pack of Masoor Dal (pulse) supplied by Kanda Depot under PDS and the sample was “unfit for human consumption”.

Responding to a motion moved by BJP’s Rajiv Saijal, the minister said there was no such complaint from any other depot and out of the 500 samples sent to a food testing laboratory, only two were found unfit for human consumption.

Bali said that the 1kg pack of pulse was distributed from a wholesale godown at Dharampur on February 20, 2016 and the enquiry conducted by a food inspector revealed that a dead rat was found in the pack.

He said that the pulse was supplied by a Delhi-based mill, which had been issued notice and 20% of the consignment had been deducted as “penalty”.

Instructions have been issue to immediately withdraw the unsold stock of this consignment, he added.

First Published: Mar 19, 2016 09:22 IST

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