Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that five cases have been registered with regard to spurious pesticides used to control white-fly pest attack on cotton in the Malwa belt of the state.
Badal directed that samples of pesticides used to tackle white-fly pest be taken from various pesticides distributors across the State.
He also directed Punjab Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini to register cases right up to the level of manufacturers of spurious pesticides.
A high-level committee has also been constituted under ADGP Crime, IG Intelligence, IG Bathinda and DIGs of Bathinda and Ferozepur to take appropriate action in the matter.
The Agriculture department has also been directed to plug sale and storage of spurious pesticides.
The Agriculture department has taken more than 100 samples from Ludhiana, 162 from Bathinda, 10 from Muktsar, 8 from Fazilka, 5 from Mansa and 6 from Ferozepur.