Forty-sixth report on insecticides & pesticides: promotion and development including safe usage - licensing regime for insecticides

The Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers presented its report on ‘Insecticides and Pesticides – Promotion and Development including Safe Usage – Licensing Regime for Insecticides’ on December 19, 2023. Pesticides are broadly of four types: insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and bio-pesticides. Herbicides kill/control the growth of weeds, and have the largest market share at 44%, followed by fungicides (27%) and insecticides (22%).