Question raised in Lok Sabha on Adverse Effect of Insecticides, 26/04/2016. The Central Government monitors pesticides residues in various agricultural commodities etc. under the central scheme “Monitoring of Pesticides Residues at National Level” (MPRNL). The annual report of MPRNL for 2014-15 shows that 2.6 % of all samples of commodities contained pesticide residues above the Maximum Residues Limits (MRLs) fixed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Use of Banned Pesticides, 15/03/2016. There are 261 technical pesticides registered under section 9(3) of the Insecticides Act, 1968. The list is at Annexure-I. In addition, the details of the formulations registered are at Annexure-II. The Government registers pesticides only after a detailed evaluation of safety and efficacy to human, animal and environmental health. Technical reviews are carried out from time to time and continued use of pesticides is permitted only if found safe.

The following draft rules further to amend the Insecticides Rules, 1971, which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by section 36 of the Insecticides Act, 1968 (46 of 1968) is hereby published, as required by the said section, for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereb

MALAPPURAM: Even though the Supreme Court banned endosulfan in the country in May 2011, the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) continues to list it under approved pestici

Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers (2012-13), present this Thirty-Sixth Report on the subject 'Production and Availability of Pesticides' of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers (Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals).

The agriculture ministry will ask the Indian arm of Swiss agrochemical giant Syngenta to stop import and marketing of its flagship insecticide Emamectin Benzoate in India soon.

The Supreme Court has permitted exports of 1,090 mt of unsold stock of endosulfan lying with Indian companies, under strict supervision of the customs department and environment ministry. A Bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia, while retaining its earlier order banning the use and production of the pesticide, said exports of the above quantity of the pesticide may be permitted to those countries from whom orders have been received by manufacturers.

Supreme Court order dated 30/09/2011 in Endosulfan - W.P.(C) NO.213/2011 Democratic Youth Federation Youth Federation of India vs Union of India & Ors.

'The industry has no experience of disposing pesticides and the Ministry of Environment and Forest have not provided any definite procedure for the purpose'- This was the reply of the Supreme Court appointed joint committee on endosulfan.

The crop protection industry has joined hands with Crop Life India, an association of technology-driven agriculture companies, to form an Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force in a bid to check the rampan

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