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Pesticide in food 40 times more than in US, UK

Study tests urine samples of children, finds organophosphate exposure in high levels

published on : 22nd July 2018

Rise in poisoning cases due to accidental swallowing of pesticides, household cleaners

Miscellaneous products comprising of camphor, silica gel, hair dye, nail polish remover, cosmetics, adhesives and others were also involved in about 17 per cent of poisoning incidents. 

published on : 17th July 2018

Hyderabad University researchers use nanotech to make biopesticide more efficient

Not just increasing effectiveness but they also found that the quantity of H-CSNP required for preventing infection was also less.

published on : 1st July 2018

Farmers in Odisha were not provided right pesticides: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

The minister said that ICAR researchers had warned about possible pest menace and suggested preventive measures the agriculture department of the state government couldn't sensitise farmers about it.

published on : 29th June 2018

Chief Minister, ministers plant seeds for pesticide-free Onam

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his Cabinet colleagues turned farmers on Wednesday, planting vegetables in the Secretariat compound for making this year’s Onasadya a pesticide-free one.

published on : 21st June 2018

IndiGo, Air India Express among top 5 cheapest airlines in the world

The report compared 200 major airlines across continents by the average price per kilometre with Air Asia X taking the pole position.

published on : 27th May 2018

UPASI trashes bogey of pesticide residue in tea

Following unconfirmed reports of pesticide residue detected in tea, the United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) research foundation which looked into the issue has termed it patently ab

published on : 26th April 2018

Death toll in Kolkata tempest rise to 18; ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh announced

Gusty winds of 98 kmph, which swept the city from for 40 minutes on Tuesday evening, has caused massive damages.

published on : 18th April 2018

Proposed Pesticides Management Bill should provide equal opportunity for Indian companies: Pesticide manufacturers

CAPMA also demanded that the proposed Pesticides Management Bill-2017 should provide a level playing field for Indian companies, so that Indian farmer get benefitted.

published on : 9th April 2018

Early pest warning system to save crops

ICT-based pest monitoring system under ADAPT programme being developed by Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Dept.

published on : 5th April 2018

Three pesticide labs to go on stream in a month

Owing to lack of working capital and staff, labs costing Rs 3 crore each had been lying idle.

published on : 2nd April 2018

Bio-pesticides from tapioca to tackle bugs pestering banana plant

E ver heard of biopesticides from tapioca? What better way to spice up the fest dedicated to a crop which is more of an emotion to Keralites.

published on : 29th March 2018

Cotton plantings to fall by 12 percent as pesticide dents farmers' income

Cotton planting in India, the world's top producer of the fibre, could fall 12 percent in the 2018/19 crop year as infestation by the pink bollworm has slashed farmers' incomes.

published on : 20th March 2018

Pink bollworm causes skin problems among farmers of Telangana's Adilabad district

The farmers, busy in cultivating the fields and loading the produce into vehicles, are facing skin-related issues due to contact with the pink bollworm and the synthetic pesticides.

published on : 12th March 2018

Amazon to pay $1.2 million in settlement over pesticide sales, US says

Amazon's violations were for selling and distributing imported pesticide and insecticide products that had been not licensed for sale in the United States.

published on : 16th February 2018
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