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India Centre bans 18 pesticides
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India Centre bans 18 pesticides

Views: 113     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2018-08-20      Origin: Site

India Centre bans 18 pesticides

The India Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has notified Pesticides (Prohibition) Order, 2018 under which use of 18 pesticides will be banned. Of the total 18, 11 pesticides are banned with immediate effect and six will face the axe from December, 2020 and one pesticide Trifluralin, which is widely used as herbicide, is allowed only in wheat. The Centre has taken the decision following Anupam Verma committee, set up to review the continued use of 66 pesticides that have been banned/restricted for use in farming in other countries, found that these 18 pesticides pose risk to humans and animals.

Banned pesticides

Benomyl, Carbaryl, Diazinon, Fenarimol, Fenthion, Linuron, Methoxy Ethyl Mercury Chloride, Methyl Parathion, Sodium Cyanide, Thiometon, Tridemorph, Trifluralin

Implication: Registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport and sale prohibited banned from date of publication of Presticides (Prohibition) Order

Ban from December 31, 2020

Alachlor, Dichlorvos, Phorate, Phosphamidon, Triazophos, Trichlorfon 


No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued 

No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Dichlorvos with from Jan, 2019. 

Every govt shall take steps for implementation of order.


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