137 bags of urea seized in a textile unit | Surah News

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Surat: Agriculture department officials raided a textile processing factory in Tatithaiya village at Palsana taluka in Surat district and seized 137 bags (45 kg each) of neem coated urea bags worth Rs 36,510 intended for agricultural purposes. The investigation revealed that urea was used to dye cotton fabrics.
Officials have started the process of filing a police complaint against the owners of the factory. Department of Agriculture officials acting on specific information raided Bhaskar Silk Mills Pvt Ltd in Tatithaiya. During the search, 122 bags of urea produced by KRIBHCO in Hazira of Surat and 15 bags of GNFC Bharuch were recovered from the unit.
During his interrogation, the director of the factory, Saurav Tibrewal, told agricultural officials that they used urea to dye cotton fabrics. Virendra Rajput, an employee of the unit had ordered urea from the unit. Rajput could not give a satisfactory answer as to who then supplied the urea for agriculture.
“Urea is for agricultural use only and its use in factories is illegal. A report has been filed at Kadodara GIDC Police Station against the mill owners and further action will be taken,” an agriculture department officer said.
A case will be registered under the Fertilizer Control Ordinance, the Essential Commodities Act and other relevant laws. Urea samples taken at the plant were sent for analysis.
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