September 19, 2023

The Ministry of Agriculture continues its campaign against unregistered insecticides

Continuing its fight against the distribution and sale of unregistered insecticides, the law enforcement wing of Kashmir’s Department of Agriculture today prevented the sale of 28,260 liters of spray oil from Kashmir. (TSO)/Horticultural Mineral Oil (HMO) not registered under various sections of the Insecticides Act 1968.

The sale was prevented during an inspection of insecticide dealers in various districts of Kashmir division.

In this regard, Kashmir Director of Agriculture (Insecticide Controller) Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal has made it clear to enforcement officers that all provisions of the Insecticides Act 1968 must be followed to the letter and in the mind.

He said the valley-wide campaign against unregistered insecticides will continue in the coming days and marked the Department’s commitment to ensuring that only quality registered insecticides reach the end consumer, that is- ie the farmer.

Iqbal called on stakeholders including the law enforcement wing of the department, the Kashmir plant protection officer and the Kashmir agricultural chemist to work in close coordination so that the interests of the farmers are met. protected.

He ordered the already constituted internal monitoring vigilance team as well as the district-level monitoring teams to remain vigilant and increase the random checking of the markets so that a strong restriction is put in place to avoid the sale of unregistered insecticides.