Lucknow: UP Chief Minister Mayawati today
said her government was committed to stop incidents of
adulteration in food and drugs and asked officials to take
strict action against those found guilty.
Mayawati was reviewing the works of Food and Drug
administration department at a high-level meeting held at her
official residence here.
She said if an incident of adulteration was reported from
any particular area then action should be initiated against
the concerned field level officer.
The Chief Minister directed the officers to fill the
vacancies so that functioning of the department could be
improved and made effective. She also asked them to upgrade
labs so that samples could be examined quickly.
"The government has set up a separate department to check
adulteration in edible articles and drugs," she said.
The Chief Minister said there was a need to launch an
awareness drive to prevent production and selling of below
standard or spurious drugs. "Larger participation of the
people should be ensured in this drive."
Mayawati said the task force, formed to check activities
of organised criminals or mafias indulging in adulteration of
food articles and drugs, should be made effective immediately.
She said examination of collected samples of edible
articles should be carried out quickly so that cases against
the guilty could be filed in courts.
During the meeting, the officers apprised the chief
minister of the action taken against the guilty persons and
the drive launched for prevention of adulteration in drugs.