Inspects premises of pesticide dealers in Pulwama
Srinagar: Widening the Department’s drive against the distribution and sale of unregistered/banned Insecticides, Pesticides, Seed, a high level Departmental team lead by Director Agriculture Kashmir (Controller Insecticides) Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today inspected premises of various insecticide/pesticide dealers of district Pulwama. During the visit the team took detailed stock of the availability and distribution of various insecticides/pesticides in the district. Stakeholders were asked to strictly adhere to the different provisions of insecticides act 1968 and ensure set quality parameters with respect to the different products (insecticide /pesticides).
Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture Kashmir (Controller Insecticides) said that Department is vigorously working and pursuing an endeavor to ensure that only the genuine quality products (Insecticide/pesticides) reaches the customer (the farmer). The quality of the agriculture inputs (insecticides/pesticides) plays a key role in the successful agriculture enterprise, he added.
Chowdhary said that the availability of a quality product to the farmer not only reduces the overall cost of cultivation of a particular crop but it also contributes to the sustainability of crop cultivation. Iqbal said that Department has already adopted a multidimensional monitoring mechanism to stop the movement of unregistered/banned material in the region and we are expecting good results in days to come. Our internal vigilance monitoring system is ambitiously working in the entire region to curb the menace of unregistered insecticides/ pesticides, he added.
Director Agriculture asked the concerned officers of the Department to work in close coordination with the stakeholders and ensure that only the genuine product (insecticides/pesticides) reaches the valley and is made available to the farming community. Director Agriculture said that this valley wide drive against the unregistered/banned insecticides will continue in coming days as well.
Director was accompanied by Joint Director Agriculture Extension Sheikh Shahid Iqbal, Deputy Director Planning Mohammad Younis Chowdhary, Enforcement Officer South Kashmir Dr. Amarjeet Singh and a team of the enforcement officers.