SRINAGAR: A team of Law Enforcement Agency inspected various godowns in Budgam, Baramulla, Pulwama, Kulgam and Anantnag districts and booked various pesticide dealers for violating Insecticides Act 1968.
During the inspection a huge quantity of misbranded Pesticide of 1650 Kgs of Mancozvip (Mancozeb 75% WP) under batch No.AC-15006 and 350 Kgs of Mancozvip (Mancozeb 75% WP) under batch No. 15004 manufactured by Agri care from Godreg Agrovit Ltd. Anantnag was seized. Also 8 kgs of IPL Ziram-80 (Ziram 80% WP) under batch No. IZW/16/03/06 manufactured by India pesticide Ltd. Lucknow U.P was seized from M/S Crop Care Anantnag.
In Kulgam, the agency seized a quantity of misbranded pesticide of 18 kgs of Indofil M-45 manufactured by Indofil industries Ltd. Mumbai and 13 kgs of IPL Ziram-80 manufactured by India pesticide Ltd. Lucknow U.P from M/S Naikoo Agro Kulgam.
Moreover cases against M/s H.S. Traders Sopore, M/s Naikoo Agro chemicals Kulgam, M/s Madina Agri Tech K.P Road in district Anantnag, M/s Fayaz Ahmad Dar Hospital Road Shopian, M/s Manzoor Agrochemical Chitragam Shopian, and M/S Malik pesticide Nowa Masjid Shopian have been initiated as they have been found involved in sale/ distribution of misbranded pesticides.
Cases have also been initiated against Alfala Agro Centre Kulgam, Aijaz Ahmad Alliee D.H Pora and Javid Ahmad Bhat M/s Madina Agro centre D.H. Pora who have been found involved in sale/ distribution of misbranded pesticide namely Indofil M-45 (Mancozeb 75%-WP).
J.K. Fertilizer Sale Centre Hanjiwera Pattan and F.M. Traders Budgam were found involved in sale/distribution of fertilizers manufactured by M/s Pratishta Industries ltd. Sekunderabad Andhra Pradesh in Contravention of FCO 1985 and accordingly were booked under law.
The department has said that the drive against the distributors and dealers of pesticide, fertilizers and seeds contravening the insecticide Act, 1968 shall be intensified in coming days.