Published On : Thu, Nov 22nd, 2018

Life term for food adulterers in Maharashtra

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has proposed to make food adulteration a non-bailable offence.

The culprits may also face life-term for the offence, food and civil supplies minister Girish Bapat said in legislative council.

According to a report, the moves comes after Congress member Sanjay Dutt raised the issue of food adulteration cases having increased at an alarming rate in Maharashtra over the last three years, as per data from the Union health and family welfare ministry.

Dutt also claimed that Maharashtra ranked second in the country in terms of food adulteration case reports in the 2016/2017 period, and ;demanded that the concerned ministry strengthen (monitoring) to ensure swift action and conviction of those guilty,’​ according to media reports