Maharashtra Government Announces Stringent Measures Against Milk Adulteration, Allocates Funds For Modern Technology

Maharashtra Government Announces Stringent Measures Against Milk Adulteration, Allocates Funds For Modern Technology

Maharashtra Government Announces Stringent Measures Against Milk Adulteration, Allocates Funds For Modern Technology

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Mumbai, July 10: The Maharashtra government is committed to ensuring citizens receive pure and unadulterated milk from cows and buffaloes, announcing rigorous actions against those involved in milk adulteration. Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar affirmed in the legislature that to prevent milk adulteration, modern technology, machinery, and sufficient manpower will be provided to the Food and Drug Administration. This announcement underscores the state government’s seriousness in tackling the issue of milk adulteration, previously addressed by legislation aimed at punishing offenders. The law, approved by the President, remains pending implementation due to concerns raised by the President’s office.

Addressing queries from legislators on steps taken against milk adulteration, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar provided details of ongoing efforts and assured corrective actions where procedural errors may exist. He emphasized the government’s role in ensuring consumers receive adulteration-free milk, highlighting a forthcoming meeting of the Department of Food and Drug Administration under the supervision of relevant ministers. Current circumstances have seen an increase in adulterated milk supplies, often contaminated with water or additives in slums or unidentified locations. Such adulterated milk poses serious health risks, warranting the government’s stringent preparations.

In response, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar outlined plans for necessary interventions to safeguard public health and prevent further fraudulent practices in the dairy industry.

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