Investigation of fertilizers, seeds and pesticides continues in Chhattisgarh

Ban on sale of lots of non-standard samples of fertilizers and seeds: notice to institutions

Raipur, 23 October 2021: As per the instructions of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, special monitoring is being done by the Agriculture Department on the quality of chemical fertilizers, seeds and pesticides in the state. The district level officers of the Agriculture Department are continuously raiding their respective areas and taking samples of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, which are being tested in the quality control laboratory. So far in Kharif season 2021, 39 samples of seeds and 113 samples of chemical fertilizers have been found non-standard in the state, along with banning the sale of lots with immediate effect, the Agriculture Department has issued notices to the concerned firms and summoned them. Is. 7 samples of insecticide drug have also been found to be non-standard.

According to the information received from the Agriculture Department, so far 2234 samples of seeds have been taken in Kharif season 2021. After testing all the samples, 2195 samples were found to be of standard standard and 39 samples were found to be non-standard. Similarly, for checking the quality of chemical fertilizers, 2438 samples have been taken from various institutions by the fertilizer inspectors of the Agriculture Department. Out of which 2324 samples have been tested. Testing of 79 samples is going on.

Out of the analyzed samples of chemical fertilizers, 2211 were found to be of standard level and 113 were found to be non-standard. With the department banning the sale of lots of non-standard seeds and fertilizers, show cause notices have been issued to the institutions concerned. The team of Agriculture Department is also continuously checking the quality of insecticide medicines. The investigation team has so far taken a total of 442 samples from different firms, out of which, after analyzing 215 samples, 208 samples were found to be of standard level and 7 samples were found to be non-standard. The remaining 227 samples of insecticides are under investigation.