Two pesticide brands banned in India
Jan. 28, 2011
Punjab agriculture department has banned the sale of two popular brands of pesticides and insecticides. The directions have been issued after a judicial court in Ferozepur found the companies prima facie guilty of selling substandard pesticides, fungicides and insecticides.
The samples of products of Delhi and Himachal Pradesh-based companies were found to be of poor quality three years back. The department had started legal proceedings against these firms and their dealers but they all failed to appear before the court, said joint director of the department Nirankar Singh.
He said the courts had sent summon to Vardhmaan Fertilizers and Seeds Ltd and Jai Sree Ram Chemical Industries many times but there was no response. This made the court ban the sale.
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