New Delhi: For the first time in the mango season, Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has cracked down upon vendors selling mangoes ripened using calcium carbide. Packets of calcium carbide were also recovered during the raids.
The VMC conducted raids in the fruit market located in the city. In all, irregularities were found at five locations by VMC staffers.
Sources said these traders had stocked mangoes ripened with calcium carbide.
In all, 2000 kg of mangoes were seized and destroyed by the officials. They also recovered 15 kg calcium carbide powder from these locations.
Consumption of the Calcium Carbide may cause cancer and is banned for sale in market.