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GMC seals electronic showroom for selling rotten food items

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, April 20 - The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) sealed an electronic showroom in Hatigaon area on Monday for allegedly selling stale groceries, vegetables and poultry products from its premises.

Samsung Smart Plaza near Rajdhani Mazjid was sealed after the GMC received complaints that rotten and unhygienic meat, fish, eggs and vegetables were being sold at the showroom.

A source in the GMC said, �After receiving public complaints with photographic evidence, the GMC team raided the showroom in the morning and found them selling stale vegetables and poultry products in large quantities. Moreover, they had been found disposing the stale items near Barak Residency. Apart from selling and storing groceries illegally, the electronics shop was running without obtaining trade licence.�

GMC later extended the eviction drive to various places of the city like Lakhimi Nagar, Hatigaon Chariali and Borbari. The eviction drive was led by Additional Commissioner of GMC Dwijen Singh.

Meanwhile, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration has asked all executive magistrates to keep a tab on the unauthorised sale of vegetables, fish, chicken and mutton in the city.

Issuing an order on Sunday, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration stated, �A section of vegetable vendors as well as fish, chicken, mutton vendors in Guwahati city are indulging in the sale of vegetables, fish, chicken, mutton without any valid authorisation from the district administration and at exorbitant prices by defying COVID-19 protocol including social distancing norms.�

Also, in order to ensure availability of essential items during the lockdown, the district administration has arranged home delivery of fish, chicken, mutton and vegetables. Some vendors were also authorised for door-to-door delivery through government departments.

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