Crackdown Launched On Hoarders Of Fertilizers
FAISALABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Nov, 2021 ) :The district administration has launched a crackdown on hoarders of fertilizers and profiteers in the district.
A spokesperson for the district administration said here Sunday the teams headed by Assistant Commissioners recovered 53,192 bags of different fertilizers including DAP and Urea in a day-long activity.
The teams also imposed a fine of Rs 200,000 on hoarders and registered cases against two hoarders.
As many as 24,000 bags of fertilizer were seized from four warehouses in tehsil Jarranwala.
The teams sealed 4 warehouses and registered cases against their owners. As many as 500 bags were recovered from a godown in tehsil Samundri which had been sealed. A total of 402 bags of urea fertilizer were seized in tehsil city and a total fine of Rs 60,000 imposed on many others.
Deputy Commissioner Ali Shehzad maintained that no one would be allowed to exploit farmers.
He said the government was determined to protect the interest of farmers in any case.
At present, he said that urea fertilizer was available in abundance but dealers were creatingartificial shortage by hoarding it in warehouses.