Other AAP MLAs also raised the issue, seeking strict action against those involved in food adulteration.
New Delhi: Health minister Satyendar Jain on Monday ordered his department to inspect milk products on a daily basis and submit reports after MLAs raised the issue of adulteration in the Delhi Assembly.
AAP MLA Rajesh Rishi from Jankapuri claimed that synthetic milk is being supplied in the city, which is allegedly “damaging kidneys and liver” of people.
Other AAP MLAs also raised the issue, seeking strict action against those involved in food adulteration. “I am issuing an order today to my department to conduct inspections of milk products on daily basis and submit reports to my office,” Mr Jain told the House.
The Assembly also set up a committee to look into the issue of adulteration in food products and to accordingly suggest changes in the related laws. “There aren’t any problems in the law per se. There is a huge problem in the implementation,” Mr Jain said.
Mr Jain argued that there was no fear among those committing the crime because “actions are not being taken against the majority of them”. He said that the committee should look into the law and make suggestions, which can be later sent to the Central government for approval.