Urea found in sugar in Sundergarh

Sundergarh/Rajgangpur: The public distribution system in Sundergarh has been badly hit after detection of urea in sugar packets. The civil supplies department has sealed the godown which had supplied the sugar packets to different destinations in the district. The department officials said that the over hundred quintals of sugar were still stocked in the godown.

The additional supply officer of Sundergarh sadar, Kutra block development officer and supply inspector of Rajgangpur immediately searched the godown after detection of urea in sugar packets. The retailers have been ordered to return the sugar packets containing urea. Sugar containing urea was first detected in Kanapalli panchayat under Kutra block. Hundreds of villagers brought it to the notice of the Kutra block development officer.

The civil supplies department has sent samples for laboratory test. The report was awaited.