After the government’s move to ban 27 pesticides in India, various agricultural organization and associations are opposing the draft bill. As per reports, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare issued a draft order on Monday outlining the pesticides set to be prohibited from manufacturing, sale, and import, which it said are “likely to involve risk to human beings and animals.” The Ministry has given 45 days for the industry and manufacturers to file objections to the ban. However, the experts feared that this move impact one-fifth of industry revenues.
CropLife India, an association of 15 R&D driven crop science companies has expressed their dissatisfaction over the draft gazette notification issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. At a critical time of ensuring food security for the country and significantly leveraging the transformational agricultural reforms announced recently by the government to improve farmer profitability and export competitiveness; this draft proposal to ban 27 molecules is a major setback, says the press release of the association.