In view of rampant complaints regarding the sale and stock of misbranded, spurious and sub standard pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers in the district, various teams led by concerned Tehsildars carried out comprehensive drive against such dealers.
During the drive, constituted teams raided various stores and outlets and lifted 46 samples of pesticides, insecticides and 20 samples of fertilisers.
It was noticed that various dealers were found violating the norms of Insecticides Act, 1968 & Fertilizer Control Order, 1985 like lack of proper maintenance of sale and stock registers, sale of Insecticides, Pesticides and fertilisers outside the purview of license or principle certification, lack of display of rate list, invalidity of licences, lack of availability of invoices of purchases made from manufacturer or main supplier, lack of details regarding batch no, CRM number were also found during the inspection.
During the inspections, a fine of Rs 14,200 was realized from erring dealers whereas four outlets were sealed on spot.
As per the report submitted by Assistant Controller Legal Metrology many products were having labelling norms violations like lack of mention of manufacturing date, batch no., MRP and date of packing.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer said that district administration constituted many teams comprising of Tehsildars, district officer law enforcement wing of agriculture production department, pesticides officer, HDOs, SDAO's, assistant controller legal metrology across the district to curb the menace of sale and supply of substandard spurious pesticides, insecticides and fertilisers in the district.
The teams carried out surprise inspections on various stores and outlets in all eight tehsils of the district and found sheer violation of Insecticides Act & FCO by pesticides, fertilizer dealers and license holders.
Kishtwar admin intensifies registration of building, construction workers
Kishtwar, July 30: District administration Kishtwar has intensified the registration of building and other construction workers to enable them to avail the benefits being provided to them by the Labour Department.
To review the progress, Deputy Commissioner, Rajinder Singh Tara Thursday chaired a meeting of the BDC Chairpersons, President Municipal Council Kishtwar and all the District Officer here at New DC office complex.
At the outset, Assistant Labour Commissioner Anoop Kumar, informed that the department has set a target to register 21355 eligible workers which include 7859 new registrations and 13496 inactive workers.
He further said that Block Development Council chairpersons and Chairman Municipal Committee have also been empowered to issue Employment certificate in favour of Building and other Construction workers apart from already existing agencies and departments.
He further informed that the last date of renewal of all old labour cards is up to September 30, 2020.
DC also assigned the monthly target of 15 percent registration of the MGNREGA workers to the Block Development Officers. He also aspired for achieving 50 percent potential registration by the end of September.