Ramban: Erring traders charged Rs 45700 fine
RAMBAN, May 24: A special market checking squad comprising officers of various departments today conducted massive market inspection across this highway district to keep check on overcharging and quality of food in the ongoing holy month of Ramzan.
The officers from Food Civil Supply and Consumers Affairs (FCS&CA), Municipal Committee, Police, Legal Metrology, Divisional Pollution Control Board, Forest Protection Force Department conducted the market checking in Ramban, Batote, Banihal, Gool, Ramsu, Digdol, Marog, Seri and Maitra to ensure that people get quality edibles and essential commodities at reasonable rates especially during the days of Ramzan.
During inspection teams charged a total fine of Rs. 45,700 from 136 erring shopkeepers or business owners of the district today.
At Batote, a team led by Tehsildar, charged Rs.16,600 fine from 56 owners of shops and business establishments and destroyed 2 ql rotten vegetables and fruits.
In Ramban and its surrounding areas of Maitra, Digdol, Seri and Marog, inspection team checked 147 shops and business establishments and charged a fine of Rs 22,900 was from 51 shopkeepers for various types of violations.
Similarly, around 42 shops were inspected in Banihal town and 5 were challaned with Rs.2200 fine.
In Ramsu 30 shops were inspected,11 were challaned and Rs.1400 was charged as fine from the erring shopkeepers.
In Gool, the team compounded 13 shopkeepers and collected Rs.2600 as fine.
All the owners of dhabas, hotels and shopkeepers were directed to maintain hygiene and quality of eatables and also ensure display of Price list besides not use polythene carry bags and domestic LPG cylinders for commercial purpose and failing which strict action shall be taken against them.