COIMBATORE: Insecticides India Private Limited, an agro-chemicals manufacturing company, aims at achieving six per cent market share in Tamil Nadu.

According to Rajesh Aggarwal, Managing Director of the company, the agro-chemicals market in the State was estimated to be Rs. 300 crore.

Patralekha Chatterjee

THINK OF a journalist on a dangerous assignment and the classic image that flashes in one's mind is the war reporter in the flak jacket dodging snipers' bullets.
Big international names like Rageh Omar, Christiane Amanpour and our desi versions dripping glamour and star power. The arc of risk, however, is widening.

Shop keepers dealing with pesticides are exposed to multiple pesticides that include organophosphates, organochlorines, carbamates, pyrethroids. Hence an exploratory health study was conducted on shopkeepers selling pesticides in urban areas of Lucknow and Barabanki District, Uttar Pradesh, India.

CH Prashanth Reddy / Hyderabad August 07, 2009, 0:07 IST

The Indian pesticides industry is eagerly looking forward to August 15. Not for the usual celebration of the Independence Day, but for a different reason. It expects the monsoon to recover by this time. If not, its bottom line this year would be hit.

To take on MNC dominance in new-generation molecules.

The conventional anti-lepidopteran formulations sell for Rs 500-600 a litre (Rs 250-300 an acre), whereas Syngenta

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Mark Sofer (left) , Israeli Ambassador to India, and Mr K. Harish-chandra Prasad, President of FAPCCI, at the business meet on

Pesticide industry is working day and night in the development of agriculture and its clear proof with the record production of wheat during the current season, however the pesticide industry is being tried to destroy.

The Environmental Protection Agency said it would order the manufacturers of 67 pesticides to test whether their products disrupt the hormonal system of humans or animals. Congress passed a bill mandating such tests in 1996, but the agency took years to develop them and ensure their validity, officials said.

The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) has dismissed several petitions by pesticide sellers, and has observed that to punish sellers of adulterated pesticides is not un-Islamic. The court observed the people who possessed adulterated pesticides were liable to punishment regardless of where they got the pesticides from.