All pesticides harmful; Govt bans only a few

January 16, 2017 0 Comments

The decision to ban 18 pesticides in India brings hope, but it should be extended to include all the pesticides which are banned or restricted elsewhere but are still used in India. The Centre has issued an order Banning of Pesticides Order, 2016 to ban manufacture, import, formulate, transport, sell and use of 18 of the 66 pesticides which are still registered for domestic use in India.