‘Ensure sale of fertilisers through POS machines’
SRINAGAR: Director Law Enforcement, Agriculture Production Department (APD), J&K, Abdul Rahim Samoon on Thursday impressed on documenting all the field activities electronically.
He asked the officers to ensure the sale of fertilisers was maintained through Point of Sale (POS) machines as per the instructions of Department of Fertilisers, Ministry of Chemicals and fertilizers, Government of India.
Samoon was speaking at a meeting of law enforcement officers of all concerned districts to review the overall law enforcement scenario of Kashmir division, at Agriculture Complex, Lalmandi here, an official handout read.
He said the prime objective of the enforcement wing of the department is to ensure that quality fertilisers and pesticides were made available to the farmers through proper sale outlets and well in time. “Every effort must be put in to serve farmers’ interests at all the levels of administration,” he said.
“Our activities and instructions should be in consonance with the different provisions of Insecticides Act 1968 and Fertiliser Control Order 1985,” he added.
Samoon asked the officers to take strict action against the retailers found selling fertilisers or pesticides without following the proper procedure, “and any substandard material, if found should be immediately seized and the warranted action against the defaulter should be initiated”, the handout read.
“Any dealer or retailer found guilty of violating different provisions of the law, his licence should be cancelled with immediate effect,” Samoon directed.