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Fri, 15 Dec 2017

Northeast Today

Suspected Plastic Rice Seized in Tripura

Suspected Plastic Rice Seized in Tripura
June 19
12:58 2017

Sub-divisional Magistrate of Longthorai Valley in Tripura has seized six bags of rice and sent the same for testing, suspecting it to be ‘plastic rice’- a synthetic invention allegedly entering Indian markets from China.

The matter came to light when a six-member team auditing accounts at Manu block went for their dinner in a at the market and got suspicious about the quality of rice, which did not have the smell that is supposed to be present in the natural rice.

The incident was immediately reported to the senior authorities from the Food and Civil Supplies Department and officials from the department later sized the entire stock of rice and have sent it for testing.

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