Action against fake pesticides, fertilizers continues


Staff Reporter


Action against fake pesticides and fertilizers by Agricultural Task force continue in Punjab. Fake pesticides of about 200 billion has been disposed and action has been taken against manufacturers and dealers according to Agricultural Pesticide Ordinance 1971 amended ordinance 1997 and 2018 in last three months.
Ten factories involved in manufacturing of fake fertilizers have been sealed in last month. This was said by Additional Secretary Agriculture (Task Force) Punjab while addressing on inaugural session of capacity building training on controlling fake pesticides and fertilizers and progress review of Agricultural task force activities in Rawalpindi.
He said that in last three months 20 million fines has been imposed on over pricing throughout the Punjab. This is the record actions against the fake fertilizer and pesticide in history of Pakistan.
He said that new system for complaints against fake fertilizer and pesticides has been introduced through which farmers can send complain through SMS or What App message and action is being taken within 24 hours. Now there is no shortage of these agricultural inputs (fertilizer and pesticide) throughout the Punjab.