LMD Kishtwar books erring traders

KISHTWAR, DEC 24: – Legal Metrology Department (LMD) of  Kishtwar district  today conducted a drive against overcharging, defective weighing machines and other violators  of Packaged Commodity rules in the town  and its vicinity areas including Shalimar and Sangrambhatta.
During the scrutiny, the department booked nine traders for violation of rules and   seven traders were fined Rs. 10,000 for practicing unfair trade practices.
The department issued strict instructions to the traders for adhering firmly to the rules and laws framed in regard to  MRP, Net content, Date of manufacturing and expiry date. The department also exhorted upon the general public to be a vigilant consumer and  do away the use of conventional kanda (scale) system instead stressed upon the traders to use electronic weighing scale.
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