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Apr. 21, 2022

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Apr. 21, 2022

List of pesticides allowed to be sprayed by drone in India

The Indian Ministry of Agriculture had released a memorandum on 18th April 2022, listing interim approved pesticides to be used for spraying by a drone.

The registered pesticide formulations comprising of insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators (PGR’s) (including bio-pesticides and botanical pesticides) which otherwise are permitted to be sprayed manually by knapsack sprayers in India have been provisionally approved for commercial use through drones for a period of 2 years.

The applicant or registrants who wish to use already registered product for spray using drones (List as per Annexure 1 of the memorandum) shall intimate to the secretariat of CIB & RC about details of the product, dose and the crops for intended use along with action plan of data generation.

If a registrant wants to use drone for spraying beyond two years interim period timeline, he would be required to generate the requisite data during the interim period as per RC approved guidelines for application with drones and get it endorsed with the approval of the Registration Committee.

The ministry has requested strict adherence of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prescribed by CIB & RC for use of drones in agricultural, forest, non cropped area, etc.

List of pesticides allowed to be sprayed by drone in India (As per F.No.13035/07/2022-PP-I (e-110885) – 18th April 2022


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