Drive against carbide-ripened fruits continues in Jorhat

A Correspondent
JORHAT, June 2: The drive   against carbide-ripened mangoes and bananas started in the district of Jorhat on Friday under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner Narayan Konwar. Magistrate Pubali Das and Assam Police raided several godowns and checked the roadside fruit vendors, said official sources on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Narayan Konwar said the drive would continue till the third week of the month till matured mangoes arrive in the State which will be totally carbide free or free from other pesticides. The drive will go ahead in the revenue circles and towns like Dergaon, Mariani, Teok, Pulibor, Neematighat, Dhekiakhowa and Athkhelia Namghor where carbide-ripened fruits are sold in a large scale. Meanwhile, the seized mangoes and bananas were destroyed and thrown into the Tocklai river on Saturday afternoon, said Pubali Das, the official on duty.