State food and civil supplies minister Girish Bapat said in the Legislative Assembly that if the punishment for milk adulteration was increased to three years, there will be no scope for the accused to get bail.
He was speaking in the Lower House after Ameet Satam (of the BJP) and others raised the issue through a Calling Attention notice.
Bapat said at present, the adulteration of milk is a bailable offence having a provision of punishment for six months.
Bapat saidcurrently there are four mobile vans in the state for testing the adulteration of milk, and admitted that the tests was not conducted regularly.
He, however, assured that the authorities concerned would be asked to carry out regular tests.
Earlier, Satam claimed that about30 per cent of the milk brought into Mumbai was adulterated.
He said surprise checks were not being conducted because of the shortage of mobile vans and the staff.