Ban toxic insecticides: Maharashtra farm body to Centre

Nagpur (Maharashtra), May 8 (IANS) A prominent farm body on Tuesday urged the Centre to immediately accept the Maharashtra government’s plea to ban poisonous insecticides which have killed more than 60 farmers here so far.

Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalamban Mission (VNSSM) chairman Kishore Tiwari said that following a series of farmers’ deaths due to toxic insecticides, the state government had submitted a proposal to the Centre seeking a ban on such chemicals.