Pesticide, fertilizer dealers booked in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Authorities in Anantnag and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir Friday said they recovered Rs 37, 800 as fine from the traders dealing in substandard pesticides and fertilizers.
In an official handout issued here, the District Enforcement Officers said they carried out a total of 280 inspections under Fertilizer Control Order and Insecticide Act 1968. They said stop-sale orders were issued against five insecticide dealers in the districts, while five others were prosecuted and registered cases against.
“Five samples of insecticides were found substandard. Warnings/ Notices were issued in favour of 15 insecticide dealers and 35 fertilizer dealers during the period,” they said.
“Five samples of pesticides have been misbranded and the accused were prosecuted under various provisions of insecticide Act 1968. A fine of Rs 37,800 has been imposed upon the accused by the District Court Anantnag,” they added.