News about pesticide suicides
50 farmers died between September to November 2017 in Yavatmal and over a thousand became ill due to pesticide poisoning
From July to November 2017, the cotton growing districts of Vidarbha, mainly Yavatmal, saw a sudden spike in people coming to hospitals with complaints of nervousness, dizziness, visual impairment and stomach aches.
Scroll.in presents an analysis of the new draft Pesticide Management Bill in India.
In a two-part series, Scroll.in took an in-depth look at the abdication of responsibility by the government at every level, from the process of approving pesticides to the lack of periodic review, and even the vacuum at the ground level where farmers are forced to rely on pesticide dealers for us
The ban on neonicotinoids, approved by member nations on Friday, is expected to come into force by the end of 2018 and will mean they can only be used in closed greenhouses.
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.