Srinagar 16 January (KNB): The enforcement wing of Srinagar Municipal Commission (SMC) on Saturday conducted visits in various bakery shops, food establishments and others to check the rate lists of various food items including vegetable sellers.
In accordance with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha’s directions passed in a meeting, the concerned officers conducted regular market checks in order to see and monitor the rate lists that are being offered to the consumers, buyers for various eatables and other essential commodities.
To comply with the directions of LG, the enforcement team of SMC led by Central Enforcement officer visited many food joints including bakery shops and other confectionery in various areas including Lal Chowk, Jahangir Chowk, Batamaloo, Raekchowk, Poloview, Karan nagar, Rainawari, Mahraja Bazaar, Jahangir Chowk, Koker Bazaar, Khanyar etc. to check the hygiene and quality of food to be prepared and served to the public.
The rate lists of various food items were checked during the market visit and the shopkeepers/ vendors selling vegetables, fruits, mutton, and other food items were directed to strictly sell the essential commodities in accordance with approved government rates.
During the inspection, directions were also passed to many food establishments and bakery shops for maintaining proper standards of hygiene and food handlers were also asked to wear proper head gears and take other necessary measures while handling and serving food to people.
All those bakery shops, food outlets and other shops that were found unhygienic and selling essentials at exorbitant rates were fined on the spot. (KNB)