Belagavi: Belagavi- the second capital of the state will get a regional food laboratory soon. The commissioner of the health department has issued an order for setting up a laboratory where the adulteration of the food is tested.

Belagavi has already housed the regional commissioner’s office and is having many other regional and divisional offices of a various government department. Now another important office of the health department is expected to be opened in Belagavi. It is part of an initiative of shifting the state-level government offices to North Karnataka.

The regional food laboratory presently situated at Gulbarga and now will be relocated to Belagavi. The old building of the food laboratory is being removed and the new building for the Jaidev Haidros Science and research centre is being constructed.

Belagavi is already having the district level food laboratory where the samples of food sent from the taluk offices are tested. In a bid to expand its limits and advance the food testing, the health department has proposed to set up the regional level food laboratory in Belagavi. This proposal was pending from a long time in the files, however, it is being considered now by the health department as the present commissioner of the health and family welfare department has taken a special interest in it and issued an order.

Once the regional food laboratory set up in Belagavi, the food samples sent from the seven districts of North Karnataka will be tested here. This will also ensure speedy testing of the food samples and will bring advancement in the testing. Ultimately help in controlling food adulteration and action against those who engaged in it.

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