SDO to launch massive checking drive against adulteration

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SDO to launch massive checking drive against adulteration

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

The ongoing checking drive against adulterated food items being conducted by the district administration team under the supervision of Sadar SDO Garima Singh will be intensified soon. In order to crack the whip on the defaulters, the Sadar SDO during a monthly press meet ‘Media Samvad’ organised here on Tuesday said that soon the district administration team will conduct checking drive at all big hotels, restaurants and shopping complexes to collect the samples of food items regularly getting sold out at the respective places.

The Sadar SDO on the occasion admitted that the majority of food items, samples collected during the raids either from major, minor eateries or any go-down or warehouse are substandard. “The massive checking drive will expose the conditions of quite a number of hotels, malls, restaurants and will present a clear picture of exact situation of the Capital City. Since, most food samples and items collected during the raid are found of poor quality, hence, now it has become necessary to take a stock of big hotels and malls also,” said Sadar SDO, Garima Singh.

Notably, the Sadar SDO had started the checking drive against the sale of adulterated food items, products from September 2018 and has seized go-downs, mills selling adulterated food products. On the other hand, looking at the ongoing protest of the para-teachers who have been creating much uproar since past few months, Ranchi DDC, Divyanshu Jha stated that show-cause notices have been sent to 3266 para-teachers lending their services in 18 blocks of the State Capital.

“We have served show-cause notices to all para-teachers serving here, out of 3266 para teachers, 407 have joined the duty as per the ultimatum. If agitation is continued further, stringent action will be taken against the defaulters as per the guidelines,” said Ranchi DDC.

Meanwhile, the senior officials of district administrative shared details about the drought –hit blocks and assured all possible help to the farmers. From Ranchi district alone, three blocks namely – Angara, Itki and Tamar have been declared drought hit.

Further, Ranchi Civil Surgeon, Vinod Bihari Prasad during the press meet spoke about the progress of ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’ scheme here.

 “In November, we received more than 100 empanelment requisition applications. After verifying the documents and completing other related mandatory provisions, 66 empanelment applications have been approved while 37 applications are under process and two applications have been rejected,” Prasad asserted.

In addition, DDC Ranchi and Nodal Officer of ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’ project assured that in the upcoming meet of RIMS governing body, the issue of procurement of surgical equipments lingering since quite some time now will be resolved.