The campus of Siddhartha Law College in Kanuru turned into a place of activity when the National Agmark Exhibition was inaugurated on Monday. Students enthusiastically took part in learning how a food adulteration test is conducted to determine its quality.
The three day expo which is organised by the Directorate of Marketing and Inspection of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in association with the Siddhartha law College was inaugurated by the Director of Agricultural marketing P Mallikharjuna Rao.
Speaking on the occasion, Mallikharjuna Rao spoke on how the government’s certification ‘Agmark’ is important for any product that is qualitative. “Today, half of the commercial market is flooded with low quality products ranging from spices to edibles and preparatory.
It is advisable for public to look out for a certification mark before purchasing necessary ingredients, since many of the products in oils, spice powders, ghee, and milk products besides other processed flours which are certified are available in the market,” he said.
He also added how the certification of food products and the commodities will help farmers and manufacturers to retain customer base and earn more rewards. A demonstration of the food testing, quiz competition for the students were held during the inaugural day.
The administration of the Law College is also set to organise cultural and technical competitions for the students on Tuesday on the occasion of World Consumer Rights Day.
A few stalls displaying certified products in spices, honey, ghee, dairy products, and tribal made natural products were set up at the compound. The concerned department also organised a stall that differentiates between original and the adulterated edible ready snacks and spice powders including that of pulses and peanuts.
Assistant food controller Nutalapati Poornachandra Rao, K Seshadri of Legal Metrology department, Siddhartha Academy president N Venkateswarlu, Law College convener T Srihari Rao, principal Ch Divakar Babu, and others were present during the programme.