Agriculture Department continues drive against unregistered insecticides

Continuing its drive against the distribution and sale of unregistered insecticides, the Enforcement Wing of Agriculture Department Kashmir today inspected various dealers of district Pulwama/Anantnag and stopped the sale of 22,940 litres of unregistered Tree Spray Oil (TSO)/ Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) under various sections of Insecticides Act 1968.

In this regard Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal who is also Controller Insecticides impressed upon the Enforcement Officers that all the provisions of Insecticides Act 1968 must be followed in letter and spirit.

Iqbal said that the valley-wide campaign against unregistered insecticides will continue in the coming days. He marked the Department’s commitment to ensure that only the registered quality insecticides reach the ultimate consumer i.e farmer. He asked the stakeholders including the Enforcement Wing of the Department, Plant Protection Officer Kashmir and Agriculture Chemist Kashmir to work in close coordination with each other so that the farmers’ interests are secured.

Meanwhile, it was informed that to date the Department has stopped the sale of 189,210 litres of unregistered Tree Spray Oil (TSO)/ Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) under various sections of the Insecticides Act 1968.