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A preliminary probe indicated that the beverage was accidentally mixed with the pesticide thimet.
The village has been blessed in abundance by nature because of which they don't have pests and don't even need fertilizers.
The recently-formed Consortium of Pepper Growers Organisation on Wednesday met Spices Board of India chairman Jayathilak A and urged him to tighten pesticide residue norms as stipulated.
Unscientific use of insecticides and pesticides has resulted in the deaths of many farmers growing genetically-modified cotton across the state.
At least six deaths and the hospitalisation of a few hundred more in Tamil Nadu’s cotton belt - Perambalur, Ariyalur and Salem - are a result of pesticide poisoning, alleged members of a fact-finding
According to police, the labourers drank water from an open well nearby hours before they fell sick and they suspect that the water might be contaminated with pesticide.
It seems to be raining misery on Odisha’s farmers this year. Already reeling under the burden of drought and pest attack, the damage to crop caused by unseasonal rain has now added
SIT report exposes discrepancy: Four Maharashtra farmers who killed selves also figure in pesticide poisoning victims' list
There has been violation of standard operating procedures by several departments, including the home department, headed by Maharashtra chief minister, the SIT report said.
The bollworm infestation has occurred even as Indian farmers have adopted genetically-modified seeds known as Bt cotton that are resistant to the pest but the bollworms are now developing resistance.
After receiving a great deal of criticism from the Centre over crop damage and administrative failure to act on Central advisory on pest attack in time, the State Government on Tuesday said all accusa
Continuing his attack on the Odisha Government for large scale damage of paddy crops due to pest attack and subsequent suicide of farmers, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh
The apex court took cognizance of the matter, after a petition was filed by lawyer Prashant Bhushan, demanding a policy to regulate the use of chemical pesticides in farming.
Union Minister to visit pest affected areas; Rout says the Centre violating federal norm
Odisha Government on Friday notified 1.28 lakh hectare cropped area as pest-affected and released `137.51 crore towards agriculture input subsidy from the State Disaster Relief Fund.
Authorities of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology suspected that the pests that damaged crops in around 1.8 lakh hectares in Odisha might have developed resistance against some pesticides