Plastic rice is being openly sold in Haldwani district of Uttarakhand, where food retailers are freely selling it in markets.
The matter came to light when a video of children playing with a ball made of plastic rice went viral.
KK Mishra, City Magistrate, said. “A team has been constituted and along with officials of food security department and municipal corporation, we will conduct a raid. Strict action will be taken.”
A month earlier, artificial eggs were discovered in Kolkata, after a woman filed a police complaint about them.
There was mass production of artificial eggs in Kolkata, allegedly made of plastic, which led the Kolkata Municipal Corporation to order a probe into the matter.