PFA discards spinach irrigated with waste-water

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The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) uprooted thousands of kilograms of spinach, cultivated on 180-marla area in Sabzazar locality here with sewerage and untreated waste-water, during a crackdown here on Friday.

A special team conducted a raid on the directions of PFA Director General Rafaqat Ali Naswana.

The Punjab Food Authority officials also inspected other 350-marla land in the area.
The Punjab Food Authority Director General warned that the operation would continue across Punjab against cultivation of vegetables with untreated waste-water.

Naswana said farmers could cultivate non-edible crops such as bamboos, flowers and indoor plants with untreated waste-water, but not vegetables.

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