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Srinagar Admin conducts intensified markets checking across District

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Fine of Rs 89000 imposed on erring shopkeepers, rotten vegetables, fruits destroyed

SRINAGAR: On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar (DC), Mohammad Aijaz Asad the special Market Checking teams of District Administration Srinagar today conducted market checking in various markets of Srinagar City to prevent any kind of profiteering and black marketing by business establishments and to ensure all essential commodities are sold at Government approved rates as per the quality standards.

The checking squads headed by Tehsildars of Eidgah, South, Shalteng, Panthachowk, North, Chanapora and Khanyar Tehsils conducted intensive market checking in Lal Chowk, Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, Soura, Eidgah, Lalbazar, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Hazratbal, Shalimar, Panthachowk, Zewan, Sanat Nagar, Channapora, Hyderpora and other adjoining markets of the City.

During the drive dozens of food business units were inspected, while several erring shopkeepers were also booked and found failing to maintain the quality of food items, not displaying rate lists of essential commodities, and selling expiry products, besides indulging in practices of illegal profiteering.

A fine to the tune of 89000/= was also imposed on the erring shopkeepers for violating different provisions of the Acts.

During the market checking huge quantities of rotten vegetables, fruits, and other food items were also destroyed on the spot.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner has asked the Market Checking teams to continue the drive to ensure all essential commodities are sold at Government approved rates as per the quality standards with sufficient availability of consumables in wake of the ongoing Holy month of Ramzaan.

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