NOORPUR THAL- The sale of substandard edibles is on the rise in the city and surrounding villages, causing spread of stomach and dental diseases especially among the children.

During a survey conducted by The Nation, it has been observed that sale of substandard nimko, chips, cakes, candies, biscuits and other edibles continued unchecked. Most of the hotels in different areas of Thal are being served with substandard and unhygienic food. The substandard and unhygienic food is causing certain digestion problems among people who had to feed themselves at these low priced places.

It seems as the district government launched the anti-adulteration drive only in documents as one can easily witness sale of substandard food items going on in almost all open markets here in town, said Arif Malik, a businessman by profession.