Budgam horticulture deptt conducts surprise checking at various locations to check status of HMO

Budgam February 01:(KNS) On the Directions of Director General Horticulture Mr. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (JKAS), Enforcement Wing of Horticulture Department district Budgam conducted surprise check of various locations of the district to check the status of Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) in the district. During the visit several pesticide outlets/stores/ warehouses located in the district were inspected.


During the inspection about 39000 liters of HMO was found stocked at Chadoora in contravention of the provisions of THE INSECTICIDES ACT, 1968 and rules made thereafter. Taking the cognizance of the matter, the necessary notices under relevant sections of THE INSECTICIDES ACT, 1968 were issued to stop the distribution, sale and use of the said stock.

Pertinent to mention that the Department has started a campaign to ensure that the supply, dumping and distribution of Tree Spray Oil (TSO)/Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) shall not take place unless dully authorized/registered with the Central Insecticides Board. Referring to the campaign DG Horticulture said that no unregistered product shall be allowed for sale and any violation in this regard shall strictly be delt with as per THE INSECTICIDE ACT 1968. (KNS) 

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