Market monitoring intensified in view upcoming festivals

Published On: September 27, 2022 10:37 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

MUGU, Sept 27: Market monitoring was conducted at Gamgadhi, district headquarters of Mugu, on Sunday and Monday. A joint team comprising representatives from District Administration Office, Chhayanath-Rara Municipality, District Police Office, Livestock Office, civil society and media conducted the market monitoring.

The monitoring was organized by the Office of Industry and Consumers' Protection in the wake of Dashain and Tihar festivals.

The monitoring team found that a lot of foodstuffs were date-expired. During the monitoring of over two dozens of shops at Gamgadhi, the foodstuffs worth tens of thousands of rupees were found date-expired. They were destroyed by the team.

The date-expired food items included cold drinks, chocolate, horlicks and various spices.

The monitoring team was jointly led by Assistant Chief District Officer Khadga Bahadur Rokaya, and Chairperson of Consumers' Rights Protection Office, Krishna Bahadur Bohara. The team also inspected private pharmacies. 

The date-expired goods were confiscated and destroyed by the monitoring team, according to Bohara. 

Civil society member in the district Rup Bahadur Malla said the government bodies and other stakeholders concerned must conduct such market monitoring every three months. 


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