CHO conducts surprise checking at various places in Pulwama

Pulwama January 25:(KNS)  On the Directions of Director General Horticulture Mr. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (JKAS), Chief Horticulture officer Pulwama conducted surprise check of various locations of district Pulwama along with designated Insecticide Inspectors to check the status of Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) in the district. During the visit several pesticide outlets/stores/ warehouses located in district were inspected. 
During the inspection about 78410 liters of HMO was found unauthorizedly dumped at various locations in the district without registration from Central Insecticide Board (CIB). Taking necessary action immediate notices under THE INSECTICIDES ACT, 1968 were issued to stop the distribution, sale and use of the said stock.
Pertinent to mention that the Department under the guidance of Director General 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. DG Horticulture further ensured 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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