Gadwal: The Task Force police in Jogulamaba Gadwal district have cracked a whip on traders who have allegedly hoarded spurious seeds. The police on Friday seized 10 quintals of cotton seeds from a house.
Acting on a tip-off, the Task Force police raided the house of a trader in Dyagadoddi village under Dharur mandal and found 10 quintals of cotton seed stocked illegally in his house. The Task Force, comprising officials Agriculture Department, seized the illegal stocks and booked a case against Basi Reddy, the seed trader
There have been many instances of illegal cotton seed being stocked in the district. We have been continuously keeping an eye on those people and ensuring that the farmers are not duped by these fraudulent seed traders.
We are also creating awareness among the farmers not to approach the unregistered seed sellers for getting seeds getting attracted for low price. Farmers have been told to procure seeds only from registered sellers,” said Rema Rajeshwari, SP Gadwal.