Abrupt ban on pesticides sparks row between ministries

In a stern letter on June 2, MCF Secretary RK Chaturvedi has slammed the MAFW, raising embarrassing questions on the latter's May 18 ban order.

published on : 12th June 2020

Industry body PMFAI opposes govt proposal to ban 27 pesticides fearing biz loss worth Rs 6,000 crore

The Union Agriculture Ministry recently issued a draft gazette notification, proposing to ban 27 pesticides to curb usage of chemicals.

published on : 9th June 2020

Pests thrive, but pesticides turn fatal for Tamil Nadu farmers

Farmers claim they need to use five types of pesticides on cotton, maize and castor crops, accuse agriculture officials of not guiding them.

published on : 30th December 2019