JAMMU, MAY 21: Intensifying its drive to keep check on the price and quality of various commodities in view of ongoing holy month of Ramzan, Enforcement Wing of Legal Metrology department inspected various establishments, here today.

The team headed by Assistant Controller, Ajay Kumar Verma conducted surprise checking of business establishment in various localities including Karan Market Jammu, BC Road, Maheshpura Chowk, Amphalla, Sarwal, Janipur, Thather, Akhnoor and adjoining Areas.

Business establishments of meat sellers, chicken, vegetable, fruit, bakery, sweets, LPG dealers, utensils shops were inspected for their compliance with regards to various provisions of J&K Standard of Weights and Measures Enforcement Act 2011(Amended) and packages Commodities rules.

17 traders were booked and penalty of Rs18000.00 was imposed on12 traders for violations of the act and notices were issued to the remaining traders.

The Department also directed the traders to use weighing and measuring instruments duly verified and authenticated by the LMD and ensure that Maximum Retail Price(MRP), Date of Packing (PKD), Net Contents and complete address of the Manufacturer/ Packer andconsumer care number have been declared onthe commodities to be sold in package form as per Legal Metrology Package commodities Rules 2011.

The Department also warned the unscrupulous traders to desist away from using unfair trade and anti-consumers practices while it appealed the consumers to remain vigilant while purchasing the commodities especially during the festival seasons.