BARAMULLA: To curb the menace of spurious Insecticides/ Fertilizers and other agricultural inputs, Director Agriculture Kashmir (Controller Insecticides) Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today conducted surprise inspection of various premises/ shops of Pesticides/ Fertilizers, here.
The Director said that the department is committed to provide quality inputs to the farming community and in this context the department has prepared a roadmap for massive inspections / checks.
He on the occasion directed the officers to ensure that quality fertilizers/insecticide and other inputs is made available to the farmers through proper sale outlets. On spot directions were passed by the Director to all Chief Agriculture Officers of the valley to mobilize their field agencies to conduct frequent inspections/ surprise checks.
The Director stressed upon the enforcement wing of the Directorate of Agriculture Kashmir to work in consonance with the different provisions of insecticides act 1968 and fertilizer control order 1985. He also asked the officers to take strict action against the wholesale/retailers if found selling fertilizer/insecticides or seeds without following the proper procedure.
He directed that any dealer/retailer found guilty of violating any provision of the law, his licence should be cancelled and dealt as per the relevant law.
The Director during the inspection was accompanied by Joint Director Extension Mohammad Muzaffer Hurra, Joint Director Apiculture and Mushrooms Farooq Ahmad Shah, Chief Agriculture Officer Baramulla M. Yousuf Shah.