In drive against unregistered insecticides, agriculture deptt stops sale of over 28K litres of TSO, HMO

Srinagar January 25:(KNS)   Continuing its drive against the distribution and sale of unregistered insecticides, Agriculture Department Kashmir (Enforcement Wing) today inspected dealers of insecticides in various districts of Kashmir Division and stopped the sale of 28,260 liters of unregistered Tree Spray Oil (TSO)/ Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) under various sections of insecticides act 1968.

In this regard Director Agriculture Kashmir (Controller Insecticides) Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal impressed upon the Enforcement Officers that all the provisions of insecticides act 1968 must be followed in letter and spirit. Chowdhary Iqbal said that the valley wide campaign against unregistered insecticides will continue in coming days. He marked the Department’s commitment to ensure that only the registered quality insecticides reaches the ultimate consumer i.e farmer. He asked the stakeholders including Enforcement Wing of the Department, Plant Protection Officer Kashmir and Agriculture Chemist Kashmir to work in close coordination with each other so that the farmers interests are secured.

Director Agriculture directed the already constituted internal monitoring vigilance team as well as district level monitoring teams to remain vigilant and increase random checking of markets so that a strong curb is put in pace to avoid sale of unregistered insecticides.(KNS

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