Berhampur, July 19 (LocalWire): The Ganjam district administration has busted an illegal bottling unit in Chikiti area of the district on Friday.
The bottling unit at Mahisanapur was selling water in jars, bottles and pouches without proper licenses from the concerned officers.
“The unit was sealed as its owner did not show the documents during the period of raid,” Chikiti tehsildar SP Srichandan said, adding that though the government had banned the use of polythene, the bottling unit had continued to pack water in polythene pouches.
“The unit was violating the rules of BIS and food safety,” the tehsildar said, adding that the district administration will be sending the water samples to the laboratory for testing of its quality.
The unit was also selling water bottles and jars to the nearby areas in Patrapur and other towns.
It also supplied water bottles to the Berhampur market, sources said.