Global target for pesticide reduction unnecessary: India at UN's COP15 summit

A report by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) India released in February reveals serious problems of pesticide usage in India and points to poor regulation of hazardous agrochemicals.

published on : 17th December 2022

60-day ban on six pesticides to curb suicides in TN

Addressing media, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said steps are being taken to permanently ban ‘cowdung powder’ to prevent suicides and that a G.O. will be issued to this effect soon.

published on : 14th December 2022

Use of pesticides widely in Punjab kill bees in large numbers

The beekeepers and farmers should work in coordination so both can benefit. 

published on : 16th September 2022

Pesticides in curry powders: Quality norms must start from field, say makers

The authorities at the state and national level differ on the standards to be followed in declaring a product safe or unsafe.

published on : 27th July 2022

Agriculture Minister to take up industry's demand on reducing GST on pesticides with FM

Addressing the '11th Agrochemicals Conference 2022' organised by FICCI, the minister stressed on the need for crop diversification and said farmers should grow more horticulture and costly crops.

published on : 23rd June 2022

EU frames plan to save bees by reducing pesticide use

The plan aims to make chemical pesticides a "last resort" for farmers and would ban them totally from protected areas and urban green spaces such as parks and gardens.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Ensure timely supply of fertilisers to AP for Kharif, Centre urged

As many as 12.5 lakh farmers in the State have got 4.75 lakh tonnes of fertilisers from RBKs so far. 

published on : 3rd May 2022

International Women's Day: Odia scientist Dr Mamoni Dash invents polymer for pest control

This new invention in the field of agriculture has made her one of the 75 achievers under 50 in the field of Science and Technology in India.

published on : 6th March 2022