The Supreme Court Tuesday urged state governments to check the menace of adulterated milk. It has also sought details from five states,including Delhi,on steps taken in this regard. It is very serious issue. What action is being taken by the government? We would want them to inform us the next date of hearing, said a Bench of Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Pinaki Chandra Ghose.
The Bench asked the governments of Delhi,Haryana,Rajasthan,Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to file their comprehensive replies and posted the matter for July 31. The SC observed that no further time will be given to the states to file their submissions.
The Bench was hearing a PIL filed by a group of citizens led by Swami Achyutanand Tirth of Uttarakhand. The SC said it would expand the ambit of PIL to include all states. The PIL has also sought a comprehensive policy on production,supply and sale of healthy,hygienic and natural milk.