Fake pesticides seized in Pulwama

PULWAMA — The enforcement wing of south Kashmir seized fake pesticides including Phorate, 18 drums (900 kg), Paushak 300 litres (duplicate) and Almunium Phosphide 3 cases, amounting to approximately Rs 700000, from the premises of Shaheen Enterprises Pulwama.

Law Enforcement officer south Kashmir wing Amarjeet Singh said, “There will be zero tolerance against the sale of fake pesticides and nobody will be allowed to play havoc with the agriculture sector besides damaging the farming community through substandard pesticides.”

The government has taken different measures to curb the sale of fake pesticides across the province. “Welfare of farmers and revival of the agriculture sector are top priorities of the department,” he added.

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