News about pesticide suicides
In the face of serious concerns over increasing suicides by paraquat dichloride consumption in Odisha, the state government has finally acted and announced restrictions on the highly toxic herbicide.
Thailand edged closer Tuesday to banning glyphosate and two other controversial pesticides despite protests from farmers in a multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry aiming to be the "kitchen of the world".
State Govt seeks report on paraquat poisoning deaths The State Government has sought a report from VIMSAR, Burla over deaths caused due to consumption of lethal paraquat herbicide.
Banning pesticides in Sri Lanka led to a massive drop in suicides. The work of the CPSP in Sri Lanka is presented in this BBC World News report on Sept 2019
An estimated 150,000 people take their own lives every year by ingesting pesticides. The UN has called for tougher regulation to reduce the availability of these products.