Hebei Lansheng Biotech Co., Ltd.
Beijing Multigrass Formulation Co., Ltd.

Put decision to ban 27 pesticides on hold: Former CPCRI Directorqrcode

Jun. 17, 2020

Favorites Print
Forward
Jun. 17, 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare should put on hold the dra banning 27 pesticides in India, said Dr P Chowdappa, former Director of ICAR-CPCRI, Kasargod.


In a memorandum submitted to Sanjay Aggarwal, secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, he said agriculture was passing through a diicult phase due to COVID-19 pandemic.


The proposed ban could increase the farmers’ expenses by two or three times.


Citing an example, he said the cost of the generic product like mancozeb and broad-spectrum multisite function fungicide is Rs 260 to Rs 300 per acre, compared to new generation molecule Iprovalicarb and Propineb combinations that cost Rs 2,000 per acre.


He said mancozeb was a component in several fungicide mixtures that were available. New generation agrochemicals are highly expensive and many are site-specific and pathogens may become resistant. Farmers may lose heavily unless substitute products are available at aordable prices, he said.


Chowdappa said the emergence of pest outbreaks may cause serious damage to the crops due to non-availability of pesticides listed in the proposed ban list.


The process of review should be science-based and consultative. He said the five major reasons for banning pesticides include endocrine disruption properties, ban in other countries, availability of alternative chemicals, ecotoxicity or toxicity to honey bee/aquatic organisms and additional data submission on bio-eicacy and toxicity.


Banning of a particular pesticide by certain countries based on some studies can be taken as a basis to ban in India and warrant required scientific data to substantiate the action, he said.


[ Survey ]

Join AgroPages TOP 20 India Agrochemical Companies ranking list in FY2019-20

The ranking list of top 20 India agrochemical companies has been published by AgroPages for 7 years since FY2012-13. To understand Indian agrochemical market better and faster, we will make persistent efforts to keep on.

Top 20 Indian Agrochemical Companies in FY 2018-19: Backwards Integration, Forwards “OpenAg”

Join us in this year's list!

 

Note:

1. The list of rankings focuses only on Indian native enterprises, excluding the branches of multinational companies in India.

2. The list of rankings focuses only on the sales of pesticide products(TC & Formulation), excluding the sales of fertilizers and intermediates.
3. If you join this survey, we'll freely publish a PR news online for your company. Please contact: zorro@agropages.com
We'll offer you the Company Directory in the upcoming 2020 India Pesticide Suppliers Guide magazine once the information adopted.

  1. 1. What are the sales of pesticide products(TCs & Formulations) in FY2019-20?
  2. 2. What do you think of the increase/decrease in sales this year compared with last year? Please describe briefly.
  3. 3. What are your company's actions to keep your business running during this tough time?
  4. 4. Please leave your information to submit the survey.
    Your Name:
    Email:
    Company:
    Tel:
    Mobile:

Picture 0/1200

More from AgroNews

Magazine

Annual Review 2020 2020 India Pesticide Suppliers Guide
2020 Market Insight Chinese issue of 2020 Market Insight
2020 CRO & CRAO Manual Chinese issue of 2020 Biologicals Special
Subscribe Comment

Subscribe 

Subscribe Email: *
Name:
Mobile Number:  

Comment  

Picture 0/1200

Subscribe to daily email alerts of AgroNews.