Proposed standards and executive summary of Comprehensive Industrial Document (COINDS) on pesticide industry

The revision of COINDS is required to cover the status of pesticide industries with production details of different types of pesticides, number of units and their locations, type of pesticides and process adopted, raw materials used and effluent generation from different streams, segregation & its treatment presently adopted by industrial units, mode of disposal of wastewater, reduction & recycling of effluent, best treatment technologies available, by-product recovery / utilization, solvent recovery, identification of additional emission parameters (organic & inorganic) from process/ stack other than notified parameter. Pesticides industry has developed substantially and has contributed significantly towards India’s agriculture and public health. Today, the domestic industry is characterized by over-capacity, low capacity utilization and unsustainable levels of production from many units and low investments in R&D.