Flying squads to inspect agriculture inputs

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Chandigarh, May 6 (UNI) The Haryana government has constituted special flying squads to inspect the sale outlets and draw the samples of various agriculture inputs in order to ensure good quality supply to the farmers.

Stating this here today, Agriculture Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha said a Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) or City Magistrate or District Revenue Officer or District Development or Panchayat Officer or Tehsildar would be among the members of the flying squad in each district.

The other members of the squad would be senior officers of the Department from the state and district headquarters.

He said a special quality control campaign had already been launched in the state in collaboration with the district administration in two phases. The second phase would be started from June 10 to July 10 with special emphasis on fertiliser and pesticides.

He said the main emphasis of the campaign would be drawl of samples of seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, weedicides and fungicides.

He also advised the farmers to obtain receipts, cash memos, bills on the purchase of agriculture inputs, which could help them in filling claims in the consumer forum in case of any damage to their crops with the usage of agricultural inputs procured by them.

For obtaining the receipts, cash memos, bills on the purchase of agriculture inputs, the farmers needed not pay any extra amount on account of taxes since VAT was not levied on these inputs, he added.

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