The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumers has taken action against over 1,000 firms and companies for violating the business code of conduct.

During the fiscal year 2077-78 BS (2020-21), the Department found 1,035 business firms and companies indulging in inappropriate trade activities. The Department in a year conducted monitoring of 2,947 firms. Of them, 1,597 were suggested for general improvements and 397 firms were demanded to furnish required documents and sought clarifications.

As per the Department data, the sample of production was collected from 37 firms for a laboratory test while the transactions of 38 firms were suspended.

Cases have been filed against 19 people and three vehicles were taken under control.

Department has collected revenue worth Rs 23.98 million in fine, informed Shibaraj Shedhai, spokesperson at the department.

Similarly, adulterated foodstuff worth Rs 37.38 million were destroyed during the period.