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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.
Amazon's violations were for selling and distributing imported pesticide and insecticide products that had been not licensed for sale in the United States.
The pesticides were sold by independent sellers who offered the products through Amazon's website.
A 30-year-old woman on Monday fed pesticide-laced food to her children aged 2 and 4 years and consumed the chemical herself after a fight with her husband at Aravapalli village.
Pesticides and other chemicals used in growing vegetables has taken a toll on public health in Jagatsinghpur district.
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