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India: Draft Bill on regulating pesticides could punish farmers who use spurious products, experts fear

The draft Pesticides Management Bill expands on the Insecticides Act of 1968 in defining usage and registration of pesticides. The draft Bill retains for the Central government the powers it already has in the Insecticides Act.

Maharashtra farmer deaths highlights gross negligence in pesticide management in India

Death of farmers due to pesticide poisoning in Maharashtra is unfortunate and could have been avoided; points towards complete failure of agriculture departments in managing pesticides

7 deadly pesticides world has banned used in India

NEW DELHI: Recent deaths of farmers due to pesticide poisoning in Yavatmal and other districts of Maharashtra have opened up a debate over the rationale of using all such pesticides in India which are either banned or restricted elsewhere in the world due to their high toxicity.

7 deadly pesticides world has banned used in India

Pesticide poisoning blamed for recent deaths of several farmers in Maharashtra's Yevatmal region.

Maharashtra farmer deaths highlights gross negligence in pesticide management in India

Death of farmers due to pesticide poisoning in Maharashtra is unfortunate and could have been avoided. It points towards the complete failure of agriculture departments in managing pesticides.

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