Agri deptt enforcement team conducts inspection in Kathua

KATHUA: A team of Law Enforcement, Department of Agriculture on Saturday inspected various seed distribution centres, fertilisers and pesticides across district Kathua, an official press note read.
According to the press note, the team headed by Assistant Director Law enforcement, S Baljeet Singh along with Law Enforcement Inspector Kathua Manohar Lal and other officers and officials lifted samples from the dealers for quality check with a view to provide quality inputs to the farmers at reasonable prices and to create a sense of quality consciousness among the dealers.
During the inspection, Baljeet Singh directed all the dealers to display a valid license, maintain stock and sale registers, display fertiliser sale rates as required under Seeds Act 1966, Insecticide Act 1968 and Fertiliser Control Order 1985. He also directed them to maintain proper record and sale of quality inputs.
He stressed upon the fertiliser dealers for issuance of bills, as per POS devices provided to them by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers (GoI) to the farmers. He warned them that any deviation of norms will be viewed seriously and action as warranted under rules shall be initiated against the defaulters, the press note added.