STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Acting on the directions of Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta, Deputy Mayor Purnima Sharma and JMC Commissioner, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Friday intensified its drive against unwholesome meat and sized 20 Kg sub-standard meat besides realising an amount of Rs 3,100 as fine from defaulters. The JMC team led by the Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr Zaffar Iqbal conducted a surprise drive in different areas of Jammu city to ensure sale of wholesome and good-quality meat and meat byproducts to consumers. The surprise drive was conducted at CPO Chowk Panjirthi, Ustad Mohalla, New Plot, Janipur, Roop Nagar and Bantalab areas. During the drive, about 20 Kg substandard meat was seized and later on disposed-off properly. A fine to the tune of Rs 3,100 was also realised from meat-sellers selling hanged and unstamped meat at their shops. The Municipal Veterinary Officer appealed to all shopkeepers, dealing with meat/chicken products, to maintain hygienic environment in and around their shops and make availability of good-quality meat to consumers. He also appealed to use white cloth to cover the meat besides installing black/red glasses in front of their shops. He further said that such surprise drives will continue in near future as well to ensure that consumers can get healthy, wholesome and disease-free meat.
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