Agriculture Deptment continues its drive against unregistered insecticides

Stops sale of 28,260 liters of TSO/ HMO

SRINAGAR: Continuing its drive against the distribution and sale of unregistered insecticides, the Enforcement Wing of Agriculture Department Kashmir today prevented the sale of 28,260 liters of unregistered Tree Spray Oil (TSO)/ Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) under various sections of insecticides act 1968.
The sale was prevented during an inspection of dealers of insecticides in various districts of Kashmir Division.
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.
He said that the valley wide campaign against unregistered insecticides will continue in coming days and marked the Department’s commitment to ensure that only the registered quality insecticides reaches the ultimate consumer i.e farmer.
Iqbal asked the stakeholders including the Enforcement Wing of the Department, Plant Protection Officer Kashmir and Agriculture Chemist Kashmir to work in close coordination so that the farmers’ interests are secured.
He 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 place to avoid sale of unregistered insecticides.


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