Agri Deptt launches drive to eradicate menace of spurious fertilizers, pesticides, seeds
Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Oct 8: On the direction of the Administrative Department, the Horticulture Department Kashmir Thursday launched a vigorous campaign of Sampling of Pesticides throughout the valley.
Director Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, mobilized all the Insecticide Inspectors to ensure each and every establishment dealing with pesticides and insecticides is covered and pesticide samples wherever necessary is lifted.
The Inspectors were directed to ensure that the establishments dealing in sale of insecticides and pesticides are operating as per law and are having relevant papers as well.
Director Horticulture informed that during this year alone around 140 samples have been drawn from all the districts of the valley and results of almost all the samples were satisfactory.
Meanwhile, Department of Agriculture Kashmir today launched a special drive to eradicate the menace of spurious fertilisers, pesticides and seeds.
In this context, the Law Enforcement Agency of Agriculture Department headed by Director Law Enforcement Abdul Rahim Samoon conducted 260 raids and inspections of various godowns, premises and shops dealing with the business across the valley.
As many as 251 samples were collected during the course and the same shall be sent to different notified laboratories for quality analysis in the UT as well as outside.
Director Law Enforcement said that this special drive will continue to ensure regulation of standard and genuine insecticides, fertilizers and seeds to the farming community.
He warned of strict action against those found involved in contravening any provision of the insecticide act 1968 and fertilizer control order 1985.