A high-level committee met today in the Office of DGP, TS to discuss the action plan to eradicate Adulteration of food items in various sectors of the State. The Committee is chaired by Sri Anurag Sharma, Director General of Police, Telangana State. The DGP has said that the Committee has decided to create 16 special task forces to check food adulteration in the state with the help of GHMC, Medical and Health Department and Police Department. He also said that it was decided to strengthen the existing 7 (seven) task forces for spurious seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. He further said that the local Police officers will also be sensitised in this regard, so that food adulteration, spurious seeds, fertilisers and pesticides are checked immediately. He said that the committee has also discussed to examine the feasibility of invoking PD Act against repeat offenders. He added that the Telephone numbers of the Task force incharge and also centralised compliant cell will be notified to the public shortly so that complaints can be made.
The Committee consisted of Rajeshwar Tiwari, IAS, Special CS, Medical and Health, M.Mahender Reddy, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad city, B. Janardhan Reddy, IAS Commissioner, GHMC, C. Parthasarathi, IAS, Secretary, Agriculture Department, Anjani Kumar, IPS, Addl.DG (L&O), C V Anand, IPS Commissioner, Civil Supplies, Charu Sinha, IPS, IG Training, Naveen Chand, IPS, IG Intelligence, Regional IGP’s Nagi Reddy IPS and Stephen Ravindra,IPS T V Sashidhar Reddy, IPS, Director, Vigilance and enforcement, M K Singh, IPS, IGP, ISW, M. Jagan Mohan, Commissioner, Agriculture Department, Rajesh Kumar, IPS, DIG Intelligence, CI Cell, M. Ramesh Reddy, I/c IG (L&O), Keshavulu, Director, TS&OSCA, Dr. Siva Leela, Director, IPM, Cyberabad and Rachakonda Joint CP’s were present.