Orders issued to stop and prevent sale of synthetic/adulterated milk, milk products, sweetmeats, ghee, oil
Stringent action to be initiated against all those involved in sale of adulterated food products
Action be initiated for inspection and raids against adulterated material by joint teams both in rural and urban areas
Inspection to be conducted specially of food products and storage units Disciplinary action against officials callous towards the special drive
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has issued instructions for an intensive drive against adulterated food products and has ordered effective ban on their sale in the run up to the festival of Holi. He said this drive should cover synthetic/adulterated milk and milk products, sweet meats, ghee, sale and production of adulterated cooking oil.
The Chief Minister directed concerned officials to launch an intensive drive against people involved in the trade and selling of adulterated food items and said that a detailed list of such people be sent to the government and stringent action initiated immediately on information and complaints. Instructions have also been issued to constitute joint-teams to conduct these raids in urban and rural areas. Mr. Yadav has called for a threadbare scrutiny and inspection of food products and storage units. While inspecting these units, special attention be paid to the raw material being used, its source, storage and relevant papers so that their authenticity is ensured. Strict legal action be initiated when products are found to be adulterated, the CM said.
The Chief Minister also instructed senior officials to keep a tab of the working of officials and government employees involved in the special drives, identify and initiate disciplinary action against all those who are lax and callous towards it. No laxity will be tolerated on this front, the Chief Minister underlined.
These instructions have been issued by Chief Minister keeping in mind the possibility of adulterated food products, raw material and other items finding their way in the markets in the festive season.