Kolkata: The West Bengal government is taking steps to stop production and distribution of adulterated milk in the state, animal resources development minister Swapan Debnath told the Assembly on Tuesday.
Replying during the question hour, he said that the department had been strictly implementing the Food Safety Act with the help of health officials of the district.
Debnath said that several vans containing adulterated milk had been confiscated and four persons had been sent to jail.
He said that the Trinamool Congress government had been steadily increasing the prices of milk purchased at the various collection centres across the state.
However, he regretted that several farmers had been taking benefits from the government but selling their milk to Amul.
Debnath said that steps were being taken to stop this practice.
Replying to supplementaries, he said that Mother Dairy had posted a profit of Rs seven crore for the first time last fiscal.