A team of Health Department in Rajkot raided go-downs of mango and seized 3000 kg mangoes the were ripened by carbide. The department sealed two go-downs following this.
In Vadodara as well the Health Department of Mahanagar Palika raided fruit market and checked go-downs of 5 traders. From one trader the department seized 630 kg mangoes.
These traders use carbide in order to ripe the mangoes quickly but the carbide is a high risk for people’s health. Hence it is important for people to become aware about this to have a healthy life.