Pesticide offtake edges up even as more farmers shun agrochemicals

Immediately after witnessing a slump in 2018-19, pesticide consumption registered a marginal growth in 2019-twenty. On the other hand, much more States are reporting a drop in use of agrochemicals on mounting consciousness of the harmful results amid the two producers and buyers.

States such as Punjab, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh and Kerala described a drop in use of technical grade chemical pesticides for the duration of 2019-twenty, in accordance to the provisional facts unveiled by the Agriculture Ministry.

On the other hand, key consuming States such as Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh noticed a growth in use as

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Pesticide ban: PMFAI wants Centre to a high-powered committee check Anupam Varma Committee’s report

Indian agrochemicals corporations are having their authorized groups prepared for a courtroom fight if the Centre goes ahead and bans 27 generic pesticides.

On Might 14, the Agriculture Ministry experienced issued a draft notification intending to ban the chemical compounds as it has uncovered they have been harmful for human beings and animals. In the notification, the Ministry has given time till June 27 to all the stakeholders for publishing their objections and solutions.


On Tuesday afternoon, the President of Pesticides Makers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI), Pradip Dave informed media folks in a electronic push conference that the

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