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Over 800 firms face action for 'indecent' trades


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2022 Feb 17, 13:46, Kathmandu
This image shows the entrance of the Department of Consumer, Supplies and Consumer Protection in Babarmahal, Kathmandu in March 2020. Photo courtesy: Nischal Giri

More than half of over 1,800 operating firms across the country that have been recently monitored have faced action in seven months in the current fiscal year, 2021/22, according to the Department of Commerce, Supply and Consumer Protection.

The Department has collected over Rs 8.9 million in fines from the firms that have faced action. The Department during monitoring of the total 1,819 firms including those within the Kathmandu Valley found that half of them were involved in 'indecent' trading.

Those firms that were found to have committed minor faults have been given a chance to correct their shortcomings, said Director of the Department Hari Pangeni.

Similarly, samples of goods from 16 firms in question have been collected and three traders have been arrested & 12 firms in question have been sealed off, he said. Also, the Department disposed of sub-standard and date expired goods worth over Rs 2.8 million.

Similarly, the Department took action against 33 of 106 pharmacies monitored.

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