Days after Government brought spray oil under Schedule 3 (e) of Insecticide Act, 1968, the fruit growers of Kashmir Wednesday staged a protest in Press Enclave seeking interim relief till Companies get registered with the Central Insecticide Board (CIB).
The protestors said that they have been using spray oils from last 40 years and after the implementation of the Insecticide Act, 1968, are spray oils are to be sold under this Act.
They appealed to the government to allow them to purchase spray oils as an interim measure till the registration is not granted by the CIB. “We do not want to go back to nomadic life and it is not good to use the old and discarded technique of Fish Oil Soap and Diesel Emulsion in present era,” one of the aggrieved fruit grower told CNS.
It may be recalled that the Government has directed all the manufacturers not to manufacture, sell and purchase any type of spray oil until they obtain a valid license for the manufacture and sale of spray oils from the Competent Authority and complete requisite formalities as required under Insecticide Act 1968 and rules made there under, an official statement said.