According Data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, only eight samples of milk from Delhi were analysed in the last three years and of these, one was found to be adulterated. However, no penalties were imposed.
6,649 and 7,635 samples of milk were analysed in the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively, but none of the samples were collected or analysed from the Capital. Out of the 7,635 samples collected from across the country, almost a third, i.e. 2,332, were found to be adulterated. Most of the adulterated samples were from UP (1,306 out of 2,468).
Post the Supreme Court directive in August 2016 which ordered the curbing on milk adulteration activities in the country, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had advised all the states and Union Territories to comply with the directions and submit their ‘action taken report’ (ATR), but so far only nine states have submitted their reports. Delhi was not among those states