Friday, September 17, 2021

Centre bans or phased out 46 pesticides, four pesticide formulations for import, manufacture, sale in country

The Union Government has so far banned or phased out 46 pesticides and four pesticide formulations for import, manufacture or sale in the country.

This was stated by Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

The minister said eight pesticides registrations have been withdrawn and nine pesticides have been placed under restricted use.

Mr. Tomar said registered pesticides are periodically reviewed from time to time regarding their safety and efficacy in consultation with experts on receipts of new studies, reports, references and information.

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