News on Adulterated Milk

Forty per cent milk samples fail

Friday, 24/01/2017

Ludhiana : Around forty percent milk samples taken from homes where milk is supplied by the milkmen were found adulterated in the survey carried out by the Dairy Development department, which shows poor quality of milk being served to the city residents by the milkmen from the different dairies of the Ludhiana.

Under consumer awareness drive by Dairy Development department to check the adulteration in the milk, in the past two months, mobile testing van of department collected 1,736 samples in various areas of city by organising the camps whose results recently made public by the department in Model Town.

According to Dairy Development department, in forty percent milk samples, the mixing of the water was found in the milk from one to forty five percent were found in samples. From 1,736 samples collected around 736 samples were found adulterated with the mixture of more quantity of water in milk by Dairy Development department in the city.

The Dairy Inspector, Santokh Singh said that level of adulteration in the milk of mixing the water has been found very high in the milk being served by the milkmen in maximum areas of the city. As almost every area was touched by the mobile van team to take the samples and reports were given to the district health department in order to take the actions in city.

Moreover, the Director of the Dairy Development department Dilbagh Singh said that main purpose of organising this drive and sampling was in order to make the consumers aware about increasing adulteration in milk. The city residents must remain vigilant before hiring any milkmen for serving milk in their home and if anyone has any doubt about the milk they can bring its samples at the Model Town office of the Dairy development.

Rakhi is a Housewife, “The adulteration has become the major problem these days and no one knows which thing is without adulteration. I have changed two milkmen just due to the reason of poor quality milk being served as my children are in growing age and if they don’t get proper milk diet they will suffer in their health later on.”

Boota Ram, Government Employee said, “The loose and packed milk both are full of adulteration these days. There is hardly any milkman who provides pure milk than in villages where still humanity exists. As otherwise these days just to make the money, milkmen make more milk by adding much quantity of the water in milk. Guilty will be punished.


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