Advertisement
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021
Outlook.com

In Gabbar's Land Why 'Doodh Pi Ke So Jaana' Can Be Deadly

Chambal is the breeding ground for illegally operated dairies that produce life-threatening milk-based products

In Gabbar's Land Why 'Doodh Pi Ke So Jaana' Can Be Deadly
Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari
In Gabbar's Land Why 'Doodh Pi Ke So Jaana' Can Be Deadly
outlookindia.com
2019-10-12T11:13:57+05:30

Remember the old dacoit joke? When children refused to go to bed at night, weary mothers would scare them, “Doodh pi ke so jao, nahin to Gabbar aa jayega” (Have your milk and go to sleep, otherwise Gabbar will be here). The joke may be stale by now but in Madhya Pradesh’s Chambal ­region, once the den of dreaded dacoits like Gabbar Singh, there is a new, scary story brewing around milk and dairy products. Chambal is now a breeding ground for illegally-operated diaries that produce artificial and potentially life-threatening milk-based products.

A series of raids, jointly conducted by the Special Task Force (STF) and food safety department of Madhya Pradesh, have unearthed and shut down more than half-a-dozen diaries with total daily production capacity of 2.5 lakh to 3 lakh litres of adulterated milk. The produce reached over 10 lakh people in several states, including Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Aryan Khan Drug Case: Bombay HC Adjourns Hearing Of Bail Petition Till Thursday

Aryan Khan Drug Case: Bombay HC Adjourns Hearing Of Bail Petition Till Thursday

Justice Sambre has once again adjourned the hearing. The Bombay High Court will hear the petitions of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha tomorrow afternoon after 2.30 pm.

Explainer | Why India Celebrates Vigilance Awareness Week Every Year To Mark Sardar Patel's Birthday

Explainer | Why India Celebrates Vigilance Awareness Week Every Year To Mark Sardar Patel's Birthday

This year, the theme of the Vigilance Week celebrations is 'Independent India @ 75: Self Reliance with Integrity'.

IPL: Sourav Ganguly Steps Down As ATKMB Director

IPL: Sourav Ganguly Steps Down As ATKMB Director

ATK Mohun Bagan is owned by Sanjiv Goenka-led RPSG Group, which will now own an IPL team based out of Lucknow.

Mandi Bypoll: 'Do They Want Me To Become Sati?', Asks Congress Candidate Pratibha Singh

Mandi Bypoll: 'Do They Want Me To Become Sati?', Asks Congress Candidate Pratibha Singh

Pratibha Singh talks about her decision to contest the poll and carry forward the legacy of ‘Raja Sahib’, ex-Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh.

Advertisement