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Director General of Police Anurag Sharma
Director General of Police Anurag Sharma

DGP discusses action plan to tackle adulteration of food items

Hyderabad: A high-level committee, chaired by Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma, met on Tuesday to discuss the action plan to eradicate adulteration of food items in various sectors of the State.

The DGP said that the Committee has decided to create 16 special task forces to check food adulteration in the state with the help of GHMC, Medical and Health Department and Police Department.

He also said that it was decided to strengthen the existing 7 (seven) task forces for spurious seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. He further said that the local Police officers will also be sensitised in this regard, so that food adulteration, spurious seeds, fertilisers and pesticides are checked immediately.

He said that the committee has also discussed to examine the feasibility of invoking PD Act against repeat offenders. He added that the Telephone numbers of the Task force incharge and also centralised compliant cell will be notified to the public shortly so that complaints can be made.

The Committee consisted of Special Chief Secretary (Medical & Health) Rajeshwar Tiwari, Hyderabad Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy, GHMC Commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy and other senior officials. (INN)

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