DG Horticulture tours South Kashmir, takes stock of availability of HMO

Srinagar February 02:(KNS) Director General Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (JKAS) today extensively toured South Kashmir. During the visit DG took stock of availability of Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) and personally visited scores of warehouses located in South Kashmir particularly in Shopian District.

Pertinent to mention that the said visit was a part of Department’s campaign against the spurious and unauthorized sale of pesticide and Horticulture Mineral Oils in the valley. As a result, so for more than One Lakh Liters of HMO was found stocked in contravention of the provisions of THE INSECTICIDES ACT, 1968 and rules made thereafter, and necessary action as warranted was taken by Enforcement Wing of the Department.

Speaking on the occasion Director General said that the Department will ensure that the supply, dumping and distribution of Tree Spray Oil (TSO)/Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) will not take place unless dully authorized/registered with the Central Insecticides Board. He further added that the campaign will continue with more intensity and no unregistered product shall be allowed for sale and any violation in this regard shall strictly be dealt as per the provisions of the law. (KNS) 

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