Press Esc to close
Friday 06 March 2015
News updated at 12:05 AM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 16.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Check milk adulteration: SC to Centre

New Delhi, July 2, 2013, DHNS:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and several states to spell out measures they had taken to check adulteration of milk, calling it a “very-very serious” issue.

A bench of Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Pinaki Chandra Ghose observed that milk adulteration continues to occur in many parts of the country.

“This is happening all over the country. It is very very serious matter. What actions have you taken in the matter,” the court asked, while hearing a PIL filed by Swami Achyutanand Tirth and seven others alleging that the sale and supply of adulterated milk and its by-products is posing serious health hazard to the people.

The court directed states like Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to file their responses within three weeks.

It fixed the matter for hearing on July 31. The petitioners had also urged the court to issue direction to frame a comprehensive policy with regard to production, sale and supply of healthy, hygienic and natural milk for the citizens.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Rajnath Singh celebrates Holi with Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay and party leader Vijay Goel...

Rajnath Singh celebrates Holi with Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay and party leader Vijay Goel...

Hema Malini reacts as an MP smears Gulal on her forehead ahead of Holi celebrations...

Hema Malini reacts as an MP smears Gulal on her forehead ahead of Holi celebrations...

People sing and dance while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu...

People sing and dance while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu...

Narendra Modi being presented with the autographed tennis racquets of Leander Paes and Martina...

Narendra Modi being presented with the autographed tennis racquets of Leander Paes and Martina...

Widows daubed in colours chant religious hymns as they take part in the Holi celebrations...

Widows daubed in colours chant religious hymns as they take part in the Holi celebrations...

Tourists celebrate Holi in Jodhpur on Wednesday...

Tourists celebrate Holi in Jodhpur on Wednesday...

A child during Holi celebration in Alipurduar on Thursday...

A child during Holi celebration in Alipurduar on Thursday...

Stranded trucks wait for the re-opening of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, at Nandni near Jammu...

Stranded trucks wait for the re-opening of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, at Nandni near Jammu...

Tennis star and ambassador of Earth Hour 2015, Sania Mirza signs a poster during a press meet...

Tennis star and ambassador of Earth Hour 2015, Sania Mirza signs a poster during a press meet...

People watching the wreckage of the Jaguar fighter aircraft...

People watching the wreckage of the Jaguar fighter aircraft...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523