DA conducts market inspection at Kimin

KIMIN, Dec 01: Continuing with its relentless efforts to streamline markets and to make all the educational institutions and religious places of the district alcohol and tobacco free, the Papum Pare district administration on Wednesday conducted market inspection from Lichi village to Kimin market.

The inspection team was led by Kakoi CO Nabam Tarang and Trade Development Officer Tai Arun.

During the inspection Arun explained to the shopkeepers and the public about the procedure for obtaining new trading license. He distributed application forms to the shopkeepers and further cautioned them of the penalties levied on illegal selling of unauthorized items.

He also told them about the importance of trading license vis-à-vis its role in facilitating loans from banks for their businesses.

Tade Marde, programme assistant of district tobacco control cell created awareness about cigarette and other tobacco products act (COTPA) 2003, which prohibits selling of gutka and tobacco products to person below the age of 18 years and in places within 100 yards radius from the educational institutions.

The inspection team also seized large quantity of liquor and tobacco products, mostly from shops and gumtis near schools in Hawa Camp and Kimin. All the seized unauthorized items were disposed in front of Kimin ADC Bekir Nyorak, Tayem Jamoh, Inspector Tax & Excise, other members and police personnel.

Next market inspection is scheduled for Friday at Kakoi under Kimin sub-division and after that the inspection team will go to the markets of Balijan sub-division. (DIPRO)

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