Bihar Govt removes ban on sale of Andhra fishes

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The Health Department of Bihar government has removed the restrictions on the sale of fishes from Andhra.

Sanjay Kumar, the principal secretary of the health department has confirmed this move. He added that after a team of state government had visited Andhra Pradesh to collect fish samples. The investigations
found no cases of formalin or ammonia in fishes which lead the government to lift of the ban.

Earlier, the state government had received complaints about the use of Formalin in fish coming from Andhra Pradesh. After the complaints, Bihar government sent the fish samples to Kolkata and Cochin Labs to investigate, where the complaint were found to be true.

In Patna Corporation area ,  all types of fishes including fish of Andhra Pradesh was prohibited for the sale of 15 days on January 14 . This restriction was imposed on the instructions of chief secretary of Health Department cum Food Safety Commissioner, Sanjay Kumar.

There was heavy pressure on the government since the ban on the sale of fish. People were agitating at several places in Bihar for removing the ban. Madan Sahni, who is the minister in the government was also requesting the chief minister in this regard.

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