Punjab announces a month-long drive to check the sale of adulterated pesticides and fertilizers

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14 August 2020, Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced a month-long drive to check the sale of adulterated pesticides and fertilizers etc.

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He made the announcement in response to a farmer’s complaint on #AskCaptain. Jaswinder Brar Kotsukhia said farmers were being looted as duplicated manure was being sold by unscrupulous elements.

The Chief Minister said he had received a similar complaint last week too, and had hence decided to launch a one-month drive of check the sale of adulterated pesticides/fertilizers etc in the state.

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He also requested all farmers to insist on a bill whenever they buy pesticides or fertilizers as the bill is very helpful in taking action against any dealer who has sold inferior products.

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