75% of factories in Hetaunda industrial estate using unapproved weighing machines


Makawanpur, November 8

Over 75 per cent of factories and enterprises inside the Hetaunda industrial estate have been found to be running without obtaining permit for the weighing machines from the Bureau of Standards and Metrology.

There are 111 factories being run in this area, but only 25 of them have obtained permission for the measurement standard to distribute the industrial products, according to the bureau’s regional office in Birgunj.

The factories producing noodle, biscuit, flour, dairy products, mineral water, soap, washing powder, and paints among others are running in the industrial area.

The bureau’s Birgunj office chief Sashi Bhusan Yadav says all the factories should test their weighing scale and obtain permit for transaction.

Those not abiding by this rule are subjected to action as per the Standard Measurement and Weight Act, 1968.

The scale machine, either analogue or digital, needs to be examined for consumer rights and welfare. Such weighing scales need to be certified every two years.

Recently, a four-member team led by assistant inspector at the office, Birendra Upadhyay, had checked the status of the renewal of the scale machine of 60 enterprises and firms.

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