Jammu & Kashmir Newsfeed The Lead

Over 15,000 kgs of spurious pesticides seized so far this year only in Srinagar

Drive against spurious pesticides going on across Kashmir: Deputy Director Law enforcement

SRINAGAR: The Law Enforcement wing of the Agriculture department in separate raids this year have seized 15,000 Kgs of spurious pesticides in the summer capital of Srinagar alone, officials said.

Senior officials within the law enforcement wing of agriculture while sharing details of seized pesticides with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that first Mancozeb 75 percent wp batch no M-152/038 with manufacturing date 04 January 2021 and Expiry date 03 January 2023 manufactured by M/s Monsoon agro chemicals Pvt. Ltd/ M/s Oswal crop protection Pvt Ltd was seized.

They said that the quantity of seized stock of this batch is 4,977 Kgs.

“Later, MITADO  with active ingredient Carbendazim 12 percent and Mancozeb 63 percent manufactured by same M/S Monsoon Agro chemicals Pvt Ltd/ M/S Oswal protection of Pvt Ltd was seized thrice in three different raids,” the officials said..

In first raid 5097 Kgs of batch M-111/125 were seized and later 597 Kgs of batch M-111/127 and 4337 Kgs of batch M-111/126 were also seized, they said.

Deputy Director Law enforcement Kashmir Mohammad Younis Choudhary told KNO that they are taking samples of every pesticide being sold in the market and if testing of samples shows it can prove harmful to our agriculture/horticulture sector, it is being seized and misbranded.

Pertinently, fruit growers across Kashmir said that their crops are under threat from spurious pesticides in circulation and the main reason for the scab and diseases in orchards is because of spurious pesticides.

Younis Choudhary said that the sale of spurious pesticide is a concern. “It is a serious concern and every possible effort is taken to control it,” he said.

He added that drive against spurious pesticide dealers is going on with full pace across Kashmir and in coming days it will intensified—(KNO)

 

Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch

The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism


 

The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies