Dilip Kumar Jha / Mumbai January 22, 2010, 0:04 IST

Pune A crop protection lobby, the Agrochemicals Policy Group (APG), has appealed to the State Agriculture Minister to crack down on spurious pesticide manufacturers. They have alleged that spurious chemicals have led to crop losses of over Rs 1,100 crore in the state.

Surinder Sud / New Delhi September 15, 2008, 5:34 IST

Spurious and substandard pesticides worth around Rs 1,200 crore are palmed off to unwary farmers every year. This results in a net loss to the farmers of crops worth about Rs 6,000 crore.

These estimates have been compiled by the Agrochemicals Policy Group (APG), a pesticides industry body that aims to promote the safe use of plant protection chemicals.