Basharat Bukhari for action against dealers selling spurious pesticides

Minister of State for Horticulture, Priya Sethi and Vice Chairperson of the State Horticulture Development Board Abdul Salam Reshi was also present in the meeting.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 20 2017 1:56AM | Updated Date: Sep 20 2017 1:56AM
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Horticulture Minister Syed Basharat Bukhari today directed officials to work in close coordination with farmers for successful conduct of elections to Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC), besides organizing awareness camps to promote use of new technologies and better farming practices.

Bukhari said this while interacting with deputy commissioners and chief horticulture officers of all districts via video conferencing to take detailed review on the Horticulture Census, election to APMCs, implementation of ban on the sale of Ethepon, besides surprise inspections to check quality of pesticides and fungicides across the state and organizing mass awareness among growers.

Minister of State for Horticulture, Priya Sethi and Vice Chairperson of the State Horticulture Development Board Abdul Salam Reshi was also present in the meeting.

The deputy commissioners informed the minister that the surprise markets checks were conducted across the state to check the sale of misbranded pesticides; samples have been lifted and sent to different labs.

The minister directed for getting the medical reports as soon as possible for taking appropriate action in this regard. He directed for publishing the names of manufacturers and dealers from whom misbranded pesticides are seized to create public awareness about this menace.

Bukhari directed Director Horticulture Kashmir to issues communication to all concerned deputy commissioners for conducting a joint awareness camps especially in the interior areas of the districts in collaboration with J&K Bank and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST).

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