October 11, 2018
KMC to conduct food drives during Puja
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will conduct regular food drives during Durga Puja, with a special emphasis on keeping the quality of packaged drinking water and soft drinks in check.
“For the last few years, we have been conducting drives during Puja to ensure that quality of food is not compromised with. But there are chances of tampering with packaged water and soft drinks. So, I have instructed my team of food inspectors to give special focus on the same,” Member, Mayor-in-Council (Health) said.
He added that food safety officers have been directed to take strong action against the businessmen who will be found selling inferior quality drinks. The drive started a day after Mahalaya, will continue on a regular basis till Kali Puja.
Mayor-in-Council (Health) led drives at Borough 6 on October 9, and in Kankurgachi area on October 10. Drives will be conducted in Park Circus and Gariahat area on October 11. There will be random drives in food stalls adjacent to puja pandals in South Kolkata on October 13 and in North Kolkata on October 14.