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Jun. 14, 2011

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Jun. 14, 2011
Agriculture Department officers raided several godowns across the city on Saturday. The officers seized more than 90,000 litres of banned insecticide – endosulfan from the godowns.

Deputy Director of the department Kashyap, who led the raid, said the team conducted raids at around 62 godowns and retail shops of chemical fertilizers and insecticides. They seized 90,818 litres of endosulfan (35EC) from these godowns and shops.

Officers in the team said 82,165 litres of insecticide was seized from Krishna Care alone while 7 litres and 1,110 litres of insecticides were seized from Om Fertilisers and Bharat Insecticides, respectively.

They further said the manufacturing companies have been issued notices warning them against selling any banned insecticides.

It must be noted that Chhattisgarh government has banned the production, sale and use of endosulfan – the insecticide.

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