MIRPURKHAS Oct 19. Pesticide and fertilizer dealers of the district Mirpurkhas are allegedly violating the rules of the government under the provision of agriculture pesticide ordinance 1971 amended upto 1997&rules 1971 amended upto date and Sindh fertilizer control Act 1994 and rules 1999 as they have no registration of their godowns from district agriculture extension department Mirpurkhas and maintaining the relevant records of their shops. Report said that there are about 265 pesticide and fertilizer dealers in the district but no one godown was registered with concerned agriculture extension department as result concerned officials were away to check their stocks of fertilizer and pesticides . Report said that owing to non registration of their secret godowns they were involved in hoarding the fertilizers even allegedly sale the fertilizers on high rate when the required fertilizers were not available easily at the shops. Sources said that dealers of pesticide and fertilizers did not maintained their stock register, sale register, cash memo and price list. When contacted district officer agriculture extension Mirpurkhas Yar Mohammad Khaskheli told the local news man that notices were served to the pesticide and fertilizer dealers to inform that Sindh agriculture department has been constituted a team for verification of pesticide and fertilizer dealer shops along with their all relevant record including sale point along with registered godowns, cash Memos(printed), stamp/seal, Dealing registers(daily sale register, stock register , invoices etc), License of pesticide/ fertilizer from agriculture department, Dealership certificate from companies and other releant record, while he added that they were directed in the notices that to complete the requirements/documents before the arrival of team at your sale /point /shops under the provision of Agriculture pesticide ordinance 1971 amended upto 1997& rules 1971 amended upto date and Sindh fertilizer control Act 1994 and rules 1999, but he added that despite passing over 6 months to serve these notices but no any pesticide and fertilizer dealer has fulfilled the requirements as to acquire the registration of godowns from concerned department and other documents etc. He said that all the dealers had godowns and stored the pesticide and fertilizers in huge quantity but no godown of any dealer was yet registered by concerned department. He further said that only three dealer had informed in written that they have only sale point but have no any godown. He said that he has informed the higher authorities regarding the violation of by the pesticide and fertilizer dealers of the district and deplored that they have approached even pressurizing the officers through influential political personalities while he accused that they were also issued threats of filing baseless cases in the court against officials and also implicating them in false cases of demanding the birbe. He said that recently when he took legal action against a dealer while his fertilizer sample was found unfit during testing through laboratory but in reply he added that he along with other officials are facing various inquiries ordered by different higher authorities in which complainant All fertilizer and pesticide dealers association had accused baseless and fabricated allegations upon him and his colleagues. He urged the higher authorities to take notice and implement on the rules and regulation and prompt legal action against the faulty or guilty pesticide and fertilizer dealers of the district.
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