Director Law Enforcement APD reviews work scenario of ALEA

 

Srinagar: Director Law Enforcement Agriculture Production Department (APD) J&K, B. K Chandan today convened a meeting of law enforcement officers of all districts of JK UT to review the overall working of Agriculture Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) through virtual mode.

Speaking on the occasion, the Director Law said that the prime objective of the enforcement wing of the department is to ensure that quality fertilizers and pesticides are made available to the farmers through proper sale outlets well in time. In this regard every effort must be put in so that farmers’ interests are served at all the levels of administration, he added.

He impressed upon the concerned to remain in close coordination at district and divisional level to bring transparency and accountability in the system to ensure smooth distribution of quality pesticides, fertilizers and seeds to the growers and farmers.

Chandan asked the officers to take strict action against the retailers if found selling fertilizers or pesticides without following the proper procedure and any substandard material if found should be immediately seized and the warranted action against the defaulter should be initiated.

The Director impressed upon the enforcement officers to carry out special drives/inspections across the UT to ensure regulation of standard and genuine supplies of insecticides/ fertilizers to the farming community.

The meeting was attended by Plant Protection Officer Kashmir Zaffer Ahmad Hakeem, Assistant Director Law Enforcement Kashmir Sheikh Imran, Assistant Director Law Enforcement Jammu Roshan Bhagat, officers of Horticulture Department Jammu, District Law Enforcement officers through virtual mode.

 

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