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Seven people die after consuming toxic tea in Bihar in two days

A preliminary probe indicated that the beverage was accidentally mixed with the pesticide thimet.

published on : 13th January 2018

No pesticide or pests in this village, Kuruchiya tribe practises traditional farming

The village has been blessed in abundance by nature because of which they don't have pests and don't even need fertilizers.

published on : 18th December 2017

Pepper growers seek tighter pesticide residue norms

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.

published on : 14th December 2017

Deadly mix: Paying with lives for profits and pest-free yield

Unscientific use of insecticides and pesticides has resulted in the deaths of many farmers growing genetically-modified cotton across the state.

published on : 10th December 2017

Pesticide poisoning deaths on the rise in Tamil Nadu, says fact-finding panel

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

published on : 8th December 2017

Two labourers die after drinking water from farm well in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram

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.

published on : 3rd December 2017

Half of Odisha villages hit by nature’s scourge

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

published on : 28th November 2017

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.

published on : 24th November 2017

India cotton exports to drop as pink bollworms eat crop, grow resistant to Bt cotton seeds

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.

published on : 23rd November 2017

Pest attack: Centre’s charges not based on facts, claims Odisha government

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

published on : 15th November 2017

Onus on Odisha government for pest crisis: Union MoS for Agriculture Gajendra Singh

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

published on : 14th November 2017

SC issues notice to Centre over blatant use of pesticides in India

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.

published on : 13th November 2017

Pest politics turns murkier in Odisha

Union Minister to visit pest affected areas; Rout says the Centre violating federal norm

published on : 12th November 2017

Odisha releases Rs 137 crore farm input subsidy

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.

published on : 11th November 2017

Odisha Agriculture University suggests six insecticide variants to save crops from pests

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

published on : 10th November 2017
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