DoCSCP collects Rs 7.8 million thru penalties



The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection () has collected worth more than Rs 7.8 million during the lockdown period. The was collected from fines imposed on traders and suppliers who were caught supplying or selling substandard goods in the market.

Targeting the festive season this year, the department started market monitoring in Kathmandu valley starting from September 17. Since then till October 16, the department has collected more than Rs 7.8 million from 137 firms. During this period, the department had inspected a total of 801 firms.

During the inspection, inedible food items and date expired food items worth Rs 98,782 were destroyed.

Likewise, 22 firms were sealed, while clarification was sought from 104 firms. Similarly, the department found 484 firms with some general faults and directed them to improve their activities immediately.

According to Rabindra Acharya, spokesperson for DoCSCP, the department has deployed inspection teams in Koteshwor, Chabahil, Maharajgunj, Kalimati, Balkhu, Kalanki and Balaju, among other areas, within the vall

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