KP To Conduct Raids Against Unlicensed Packaged Water Manufacturers


Kolkata: Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Monday asked the city police commissioner to take action against unlicensed manufacturers of packaged water. Since February 9, the civic body has raided several stores selling packaged water because of a diarrhoea outbreak in nine south Calcutta wards.

The mayor had said on Wednesday that the civic body found coliform bacteria in a sample of packaged water collected from Baghajatin. Many residents of Baghajatin depend on packaged water supplied to homes in 20-litre containers.

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Civic officials didn’t find the mandatory quality certification labels on such containers. One-litre and 500ml bottles had the labels, though.

“I have spoken to the police commissioner. Teams will be formed to raid the manufacturing units of companies that sell packaged water,” Chatterjee said on Monday.