Huge cache of pesticides found dumped in Malkangiri village


Malkangiri: While the State and Central government are implementing various schemes to assist farmers in agriculture, huge cache of plant medicines and pesticides worth lakhs were found dumped near Nuaguda village in Korukonda block of Malkangiri district.

According to sources, locals spotted the stash of bottled medicines, used for agricultural purpose, dumped on the roadside near Nuaguda village late last night and immediately alerted the police about the same.

The seized bottles mention that the products were manufactured in 2017. However, the exact date of expiry was not printed on any of the bottles, sources said. However, the exact source from where the spurious chemicals came is yet to be traced.

Meanwhile, locals have also urged the district administration to look into the matter and initiate a detailed investigation into the same, sources added.

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