May 22, 2022

Ministry of Agriculture continues campaign against unregistered insecticides – Kashmir Reader

SRINAGAR: Continuing its campaign against the distribution and sale of unregistered insecticides, the law enforcement wing of Kashmir Department of Agriculture today inspected various dealers in Pulwama/Anantnag district and stopped the sale of 22,940 liters of Tree Spray Oil (TSO)/ Horticultural Mineral Oil (HMO) under various sections of the Insecticides Act 1968.
In this regard, the Director of Agriculture of Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal, who is also an Insecticide Controller, conveyed to the enforcement officers that all provisions of the Insecticides Act 1968 must be followed in the letter and the spirit.
Iqbal said the valley-wide campaign against unregistered insecticides will continue in the coming days. He underlined the Ministry’s commitment to ensure that only registered quality insecticides reach the final consumer, ie the farmer. He requested stakeholders including the department’s law enforcement wing, Kashmir Plant Protection Officer and Kashmir Agricultural Chemist to work in close coordination with each other so that farmers’ interests are protected.
In the meantime, he was informed that to date the Department has stopped the sale of 189,210 liters of unregistered Tree Spray Oil (TSO)/Horticultural Mineral Oil (HMO) under various sections of the Insecticides Act 1968.