Ensure quality fertilizers, pesticides or face stern action: DDC Shopian

Shopian, March 07: To ensure quality check of fertilizers and pesticides in the district Shopian, District Development Commissioner Dr. Owais Ahmad today convened a meeting of officers of line Departments here at Mini Secretariat Arhama Shopian.

The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Chief Agricultural Officer ,Chief Horticulture officer, District Law Enforcement Officer, President Fruit Growers Association, President Pesticide dealers Association and president Zamindar Association.

The meeting briefly discussed the mechanism of maintaining the supply & stock of quality fertilizers and pesticides to the farmers of the District.

DDC instructed concerned officers to remain vigilant and ensure sampling of all the pesticides, fertilizers and organic manures to prevent the entry of any spurious materials. He directed the Enforcement Inspectors to take the samples of fertilizers and pesticides for quality checks and ensure that only good quality pesticides and fertilizers are sold to the farmers. He instructed the retail fertilizer dealers to make sale of quality fertilizers and pesticides and any deviation shall be viewed seriously and action will be taken under rules against the defaulters.

On the occasion, representatives of farmers community projected their demand of Soil testing van before the DDC. He assured that the matter will be taken with concerned department. DDC reiterated that district administration is committed to provide quality pesticides, fertilizers and other farming equipments to the farmers community

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