Maharashtra unearths huge fertiliser adulteration scam
Posted On : Monday, December 23, 2019, 6:48 PM
The Maharashtra government has unearthed the large-scale adulteration of complex or mixed fertilisers, which are used for specific crops. These fertilisers caused wrongful gains to the seller syndicate and losses to farmers, it said. A senior officer, in an affidavit before the Bombay High Court, said that farmers’ suicides have been due to poor yields. One of the reasons for the poor yield was substandard or bogus fertilisers, spurious organic fertilisers and inferior quality insecticide. The affidavit was filed in September in connection with litigation before the Aurangabad bench.