Mangaluru, Aug 19,2017: The Department of Legal Metrology conducted raids on 394 shops and business establishments in the State on Friday and registered 71 cases for illegal use of digital weighing machines, according to U.T. Khader, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies.
Talking to reporters here on Friday, Mr. Khader said that the department was against the use of substandard and non-approved weighing machines at departmental stores, shops and malls. There were complaints against weighing machines made in China, which have not been approved by the department.
Mr. Khader said that the highest of 30 cases were registered in Bengaluru Urban, followed by 24 in Mysuru Division, 15 in Belgavi Division and one each in Bengaluru Rural and Kalaburagi Division, respectively. These business establishments have been booked under the provisions of Legal Metrology Act 2009, he said.
50,000 new cards
Mr. Khader said that around 50,000 new below poverty line cards will shortly reach beneficiaries. Of the 16 lakh applications that were filed, 8.5 lakh applications were sent to village accountants for verification as per the norms laid down.
Of the 2.5 lakh applications that were cleared, 50,000 have been sent for printing. These cards will reach the beneficiaries shortly. Of the 50,000 cards being printed, 1,850 were of those from Dakshina Kannada, he said.
Mr. Khader said that applicants, who have medical exigency and need the card at the earliest, can approach the respective Deputy Director of Food and Civil Supplies with income certificate and medical certificate. The Deputy Directors of Food and Civil Supplies are authorised to clear applications of such applicants, he said.
Courtesy: The Hindu