DirAgri informs Company representatives about amended Insecticides Act
Srinagar, Dec 28: A group of insecticide manufacturing company representatives were today informed about the new notifications and amendments issued under the Insecticides Act 1968 and Insecticides Rule, 1971 here at meeting chaired by Director Agriculture Kashmir (Controller Insecticides), Altaf Aijaz Andrabi .
The Director Agriculture asked the manufacturing units to ensure availability of quality pesticides/fungicides in the State for the farmers and regulate their distribution stocking and sale strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Insecticides Act 1968 and Rules 1971.
Andrabi instructed enforcement agency of the department to increase vigil and monitoring for eradication of spurious pesticides from the market which affect the agriculture and allied sectors in the valley.
He asserted that the pesticide companies having business interest should regulate their business activity strictly in accordance to the provisions of Insecticide Act 1968 and Rules made under.
“All pesticide manufacturing companies operating in Kashmir Division should maintain their warehouses strictly as per the norms and display the detailed list mentioning name, address, contact details of the employees outside their warehouse which is lacking in most of the companies. Wholesale/retail pesticide dealers should separate the expired pesticides with a bold label mentioned it outside the packet,” Andrabi stated.
In addition to the manufacturing companies, meeting was also attended by Deputy Director Law Enforcement Kashmir, Plant Protection Officer Lal Mandi, Assistant Director Law Enforcement Lal Mandi, and representatives of different Insecticides manufacturing companies operating in Kashmir region.