Amendments proposed to the Insecticides Act seek to give it more muscle and check the growth of spurious pesticides

THE PESTICIDES Association of India (PAI) and the ministry of environment and forests (MEF) are at loggerheads over a draft notification that includes pesticides in the list of products to be covered

This Act regulates the import, manufacture, sale, use, etc. of insecticides in order to prevent risks to human beings and animals.