Strict action against dealers of counterfeit insecticides: MP Singh.
Fazilka- Assistant Chief Secretary Mr. M.P. Singh visited the villages of Saidaa wali and Usman Khera and reviewed the crop of cotton. Earlier, in a meeting held at C-Fat Abohar, necessary orders were made to the officials to save the crop from whitefly. On this occasion Deputy Commissioner Mrs. Esha Kalia has assured the Assistant Chief Secretary and team that the farmers will not be allowed to face any problem with whitefly. Meanwhile, Special Secretary Mr. Vikas Garg, Commissioner Agriculture Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Director Agriculture Mr. JS Bains, Joint Director Sukhdev Singh Sidhu, Chief Agriculture Officer, Fazilka Beant Singh was particularly present.The Assistant Chief Secretary said that the problem of whitefly is not as high concern in the district as the problem of water shortage. He said that the farmers should use canal water instead of tubewell water. In this regard, he instructed the Agriculture Officer to make the farmers aware of maximum camps to protect the cotton from whitefly. He urged the farmers to get maximum attention on crop in the next 20 days. He said that to ensure the spray on the crop before 12 o’clock in the morning and after 5 pm. The farmers have also appealed to purchase medicines, spray etc. and make a permanent bill, if someone prohibits making permanent bills, and then they should immediately inform Agriculture Department against it.The Assistant Chief Secretary directed the Agriculture Department to give special attention for dealers selling fake pesticides and if anybody sells counterfeit fertilizers, strict action should be taken against them. The Agriculture Department team visited Sandaan wali village and Umansh Khera at Sapling crops and assured the farmers that they do not need to panic and the hardships of the farmers will not be ignored. SDM on this occasion Abohar Miss Poonam Singh, SP Abohar S. Amarjit Singh, various other officials were present.
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