No sale of TSO without proper authorization: DG Horticulture
Post by on Thursday, February 3, 2022
Srinagar, Feb 02: The Director General (DG) Horticulture, Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat Wednesday conducted an extensive tour of south Kashmir to take stock of availability of Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO).
Speaking on the occasion, the DG said that the Department will ensure that the supply, dumping and distribution of Tree Spray Oil (TSO)/Horticulture Mineral Oil (HMO) will not take place unless duly authorized/registered with the Central Insecticides Board.
The visit was a part of the Department's campaign against the spurious and unauthorized sale of pesticide and Horticulture Mineral Oils in the valley.
On the occasion, the DG visited scores of warehouses located in South Kashmir particularly in Shopian District.
Meanwhile, so far more than one Lakh liters of HMO was found stocked in contravention of the provisions of the Insecticides Act, 1968 and rules made thereafter, and necessary action as warranted was taken by the Enforcement Wing of the Department.
He further added that the campaign will continue with more intensity and no unregistered product shall be allowed for sale and any violation in this regard shall strictly be dealt as per the provisions of the law.