On the directives of the hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji, a drive against adulteration in food articles and circulation of spurious drugs had been launched on 1st June 2010 to control such activities effectively and also to take legal action against the guilty. FIRs against 395 persons had been lodged till today and 569 persons had been named in it. Food article worth Rs. 2.47 crore had been seized and the same worth Rs. 10.40 lakh had been destroyed/captured.
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department spokesman, while giving this information here today, said that the hon’ble Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati ji had given explicit orders that this drive should continue till this menace is completely eliminated. The Spokesman said that those indulging in adulteration and circulation of spurious drugs would not be spared at any cost and nobody would be allowed to affect people’s health adversely and punitive action would be taken against the guilty. The spokesman said that the drive was continuing against the adulterators all over the State. Besides, participation of common people was also being sought in it. The spokesman said that in today’s raid conducted in Aligarh adulterated khoya worth Rs. 67,000 and other adulterated dairy products were seized and destroyed. Likewise, adulterated khoya costing Rs. 3.64 lakh was recovered
from Gorakhpur, the same worth Rs. 2 lakh was recovered in Mathura, adulterated milk cake and doda barfi worth Rs. 40,000 was captured in Sonbhadra, adulterated khoya worth Rs. 45,000 was recovered in Meerut and the same worth Rs. 3,000 was seized in Unnao and destroyed.
Likewise, fake paneer worth Rs. 1.2 lakh was seized in Ghaziabad, adulterated khoya worth Rs. 52,000 was recovered in Deoria and the same worth Rs. 1,29,400 was recovered in Ambedkar Nagar and destroyed.