• 113.35 Quintal unfit for consumption fruits and veggies destroyed
  • 40 quintals uneatable fruits and vegetables found in Amritsar

Under Tandrust Punjab Mission, a host of teams including those constituted at Divisional, District and at the Market Committee level conducted surprise checks on Wednesday in 75 fruit and vegetable markets across the State, informed KS Pannu, Director Tandrust Punjab Mission.

The teams comprising of the officials of Health Department and the Horticulture Department, searched the mandis for rotten and unscientifically ripened fruits and vegetables, unfit for human consumption.

On an aggregate around 113.35 quintal uneatable fruits and vegetables were found and destroyed on the spot, informed Pannu including 40 quintal fruits and vegetables from Amritsar District alone.

The fruits and vegetables found unfit for human consumption were to the tune of 2.00 quintals in Ferozepur, 2.10 quintal Mangoes, 1.5 quintals of papaya, 1.30 quintal vegetables in Bathinda, 3.1 quintal fruit vegetables at Rampura Phul, 0.90 quintals in Faridkot, 1.65 quintals in Jagraon and 2.00 quintal in Mansa, 2.50 quintal vegetables and 0.50 quintal fruits in Sardoolgarh, 0.85 quintals of papaya, 0.30 quintals of mango, 1.00 quintals onions and 0.47 quintal tomatoes in Ludhiana, 1.00 quintals of papaya at Khanna.

Besides, in Hoshiarpur 7.0 quintals banana, 1.50 quintal pomegranate, in Moga 0.50 quintals of papaya, in Rupnagar 3.60 quintal vegetables, at Anandpur Sahib 1.50 quintals of papaya, at Balachaur 7.00 quintal vegetables, in Batala 0.76 quintal fruits and vegetables and at Patiala 2.30 quintals, 2 quintal potatoes at Phagwara,  3.00 quintal vegetables at Patran, 50 kg papaya and10 kg of Apricots at Kharar, 25 kgs of mango and 1.00 quintals of potatoes in Sabzi Mandi, Bhawanigarh, 1.00 quintals of mango, 1 quintal banana, 50 kg lemon and 50 kg tomatoes in Sunam, 1.00 quintals of cabbage and 2.00 quintals gourd at Sirhind and 3.00 quintal fruit vegetables in Malerkotla were found uneatable and were destroyed on the spot.



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