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Adulteration should be dealt with strongly: Nasim

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Health Desk: 24 April 2018: The trade of adulterated food is among the major obstacles for ensuring nutrition, Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim said on Monday.

Those dishonest traders who adulterate food and medicine and sell them for extra profit should get strict punishment, the minister also said.

He urged traders to give up the evil and called upon the citizens to raise voice against food contamination.

The minister was addressing the inaugural ceremony of National Nutrition Week 2018 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital.

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry organized the Nutrition Week, to be observed till April 29, with the theme "Think about nutrition, while thinking of food". Several programmes, including fair and procession, will take place as part of the weeklong event.

Mohammad Nasim urged parents to give children fruits and other nutritious food instead of junk and called on mothers to breastfeed their babies.

The minister also criticised lawyers who help the notorious food producers and traders in their dishonest endeavors.