Hotels in Manakamana Temple area asked to stop use of child labor

Published On: October 8, 2023 12:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

GORKHA, Oct 8: Hotels in the vicinity of the Manakamana Temple in Gorkha have been asked to stop using child labor. During a monitoring, some hotels and eateries in the area were found employing underage workers. 

Similarly, some hotels and groceries had date-expired products in the sale outlets, according to Shahid Lakhan Rural Municipality's Vice-chair Indira Tiwari, who is the coordinator of a market monitoring team of the local government. 

The local government here has expedited market monitoring since Friday, targeting the festival season. Market irregularities including food adulteration and the supply of date-expired products are potentially high during the festivals. Hotels and shops inside the rural municipality are being monitored bearing in mind the concern for public health. 

The monitoring was particularly centered in wards no 2 and 3, it is said. Most outlets were found not abiding by market norms and values. They don’t have a price list, are not registered with the local government, and are supplying date-expired cold drinks and beverages.


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