Tough road ahead for Pesticides Management Bill

The Pesticides Management Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha in March 2020 to replace the 1968 Act.

published on : 18th January 2021

Budget 2021: PMFAI demands GST reduction on pesticides to 5 per cent from 18 per cent

The Union Budget will be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1. The Budget session of Parliament will start on January 29.

published on : 13th January 2021

20 people fall sick, get hospitalised in Telangana after pesticide residue found in vegetables

The officials finally figured out that the villagers had been using vegetables sprayed with pesticides, without washing them properly for cooking, which caused the reaction.

published on : 26th December 2020

Pesticide residue is the reason for Andhra Pradesh mystery illness: Experts 

They also said pesticides could be the reason for the presence of organochlorine and it might have entered the human body in the process of food cycle. 

published on : 17th December 2020

PMFAI urges government to roll back Insecticides policy

If the technical grade materials of imported formulations are not registered in India, there is no way we can know the quality of technical used and whether it adheres to the registration guidelines.

published on : 22nd October 2020

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

India's locust control depends on chemical spray alone, ignores natural methods: Expert

The Centre has plans to step up aerial spray using drones and helicopters.

published on : 1st June 2020

HIL Ltd to supply 25 tonnes of pesticides to Iran to control locust invasion

The External Affairs ministry has approached HIL for manufacturing and supply of this commodity to Iran.

published on : 24th May 2020

Andhra Pradesh first in using pesticides, second in farmer suicides

He said the manch opposed the English medium of teaching introduced by the State government.

published on : 24th February 2020

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