SMC Raids on Packaged Drinking Water Plants Operating in Unhygienic Conditions
As mentioned in article of Times of India dated on 18th May 2017, the health department of Surat Municipal Corporation raids on illegal Packaged Drinking Water plants.It is found that,Most of the Packaged Drinking Water plants in Bhathena, Limbayat, Udhna and Varachha are operating in unhygienic conditions.
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SMC raided on one such water plant in Khodiyar Nagar and several aedes mosquito breeding spots that transmit dengue fever were found in this plant. SMC ordered immediate closure notice to plant with a fine of Rs. 10000/-
SMC officer stated that,they had closed 15 Packaged Drinking Water Plants on the spot and registered 52 complaints against such plants under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
SMC has developed an action plan against such illegal Packaged Drinking Water Plant.
- It regularly monitors the plants.
- If it is found that, Water plant is not following rules then administrative charges will be applied to the plant.
- Water samples will be tested on regular basis and if any water plant is found to be selling contaminated water then license of such plant will be.
- If the water plant is operating under unhygienic conditions then immediate closure notice will be send to the plant.
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