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196 jewellery shops raided in 2020-21 in Odisha: Consumer Welfare Minister

24/03/2021 at 6:19 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 24: Raids were conducted at 196 jewellery shops for cheating consumers in weight and measures in Odisha during 2020-21 informed Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain in the Assembly.

The Minister said that raid were conducted on 376 jewellery shops in 2018-19 while 400 jewellery shops were raided in 2019-20 and penalty of Rs 12 lakh was collected. Similarly Rs 4.45 lakh was collected as fine during raid in 2020-21.

The Minister said that stringent measures are being initiated against jewellery shops for cheating consumers in weight and measures.  

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