A BIG PUNISHMENT FOR LIFE FOR MILK ADULTERATION- SUPREME COURT

Fresh milk on wooden table in morning light and nature background

 

Expressing concern over alarming level of milk adulteration+ in the country, the Supreme Court on Friday favoured stringent punishment+ of life imprisonment for the offence which at present is punishable only up to six months jail term or fine.

A bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices R Banumathi and U U Lalit said that there was an urgent need to tackle the menace of growing sale of adulterated and synthetic milk+ in different parts of the country. It said that the milk adulteration+ could adversely affect the growth of future generations as it was the staple diet of all children and infants.

The court directed the government to spread awareness about the hazardous impact of milk adulterations and to teach people easy methods for detection of common adulterants in food by conducting workshops.

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