Pulwama, Apr 19: Legal Meteorological Department, Pulwama on Thursday penalized two cement Manufacturers after their cement bags were found underweight during a surprise raid in the southern district.
“During a surprise inspection, two Lorries carrying cement supplies to other districts were intercepted. The weight of the bags was conducted on spot for net contents which was found 1 kg less than declared net weight on the cement bags, “Assistant Controller LMD, Pulwama Manzoor Ahmad said.
He said that the net weight of the bag should be 50 Kg and it was found 49 Kg during the surprise inspection.
The inspection was carried out by the Field Executive of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) under the supervision of Assistant Controller Pulwama.
The cement belongs to ARCO cements and ICC cements, both are the manufacturers and are running their separate factories at Khrew industrial area in the southern district, hence were penalized for selling under-weight cement bags, the officer said.
The Assistant Controller further said that a fine of Rs 24000 was slapped on the cement manufacturers for the short-filling of cement at their manufacturing units. (GNS)