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.
PDP marches against attacks on Kashmiris
Srinagar, Feb 17: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday took out a peace march in state’s summer capital, urging upon the central government to ensure safety of Kashmiris staying at present at different states across the country.
A peace march taken out from PDP’s Srinagar headquarters was led by PDP vice president Abdul Rahman Veeri and also witnessed the participation of senior party leaders including chief spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir, Khursheed Alam, Asia Naqash, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Dr Ali Mohammad and several others.
The leaders urged upon the governments of all states in the country to take all requisite measures so that minorities and people hailing from Kashmir valley aren’t targeted, harassed or intimidated.
The leaders also conveyed concern over the smear campaign launched against Kashmiris by few fanatic groups, exposing the already perturbed people to greater risks.
They also pitched for communal harmony and tolerance in Jammu region wherein few elements are out to defame the brotherhood and communal harmony about which Jammu region is known for centuries.
Meanwhile, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Lone Hanjura has urged the government t6 ensure safety of students studying in country’s various colleges and universities. Hanjura said that it is deeply concerning that the students have been made soft targets and are being harassed without any fault. He demanded adequate security to Kashmiri students, employees, patients who are staying in various states and also underscored the need of restoring law & order so that further untoward incidents are avoided.
Attacks on Kashmiris: Whose purpose do the mobs serve, asks Omar
Srinagar, Feb 17: Kashmir is not just a piece of land, it is the people that inhabit it, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah asserted on February 17, saying by attacking Kashmiris, they were being told there is no place for them outside the Valley and no future in the mainland.
“Young Kashmiri students studying outside J&K should have been feted as examples of people who have stayed away from the politics & conflict in Kashmir, choosing instead to make a future for themselves. By attacking them, terrorising them & forcing them to find shelter they are being told there is no place for them outside the valley & no future in the mainland (sic),” Mr. Abdullah tweeted.
The former Chief Minister’s remarks came following reports of attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and harassment of Kashmiri students at places outside the State.
Abdullah said the enemy has been trying to drive a wedge between the people in Kashmir Valley and the rest of the country and asked whose purpose was being served by “ostracising Kashmiris”.
“Those hotheads that make up the mobs doing this damage need to ask themselves (if they have the mental bandwidth) whose purpose is served by ostracising Kashmiris. Our enemies & those who back terrorism in J&K have been trying to drive this wedge so please please let’s not do their job for them. Kashmir isn’t just a piece of land, it’s the people that inhabit it (sic),” he said.
Guv deputes Advisor to Srinagar to enquire about wellbeing of injured CPRF men
Srinagar, Feb 17: On the directions of the Governor, Satya Pal Malik, Advisor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today visited the 92-Base Army Hospital here to enquire about the wellbeing of the CRPF personnel who were injured in the Pulwama attack on Thursday.
Accompanied by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan and the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr. Abid Rasheed Shah, the Advisor met the injured personnel undergoing treatment at the hospital. He was informed by the doctors, led by Brigadier BC. Nimbiar, Commandant 92-Base Hospital, that all the injured men were receiving the best treatment and were recovering well.
The Advisor interacted with the men and conveyed the good wishes of the Governor to them and assured them of the full support of the State Government.