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Ban on hazardous pesticides can bring down suicide deaths, international experts tell India

Article highlighting Centre's submission to the Malhotra Committee on the importance of the ban on highly hazardous pesticides used in suicides.

Import of all pesticides banned in Cambodia

Following the deaths of 13 people in Kratie province’s Chetr Borie district from poisoning, the Ministry of Agriculture has imposed a temporary ban on all imports of pesticides.

Maharashtra: special investigation team wants extremely poisonous pesticides banned

Pesticide deaths in Maha: SIT has suggested a statewide ban on monocrotophos pesticide, which is frequently used by farmers

Suicide and the media: A degree of caution is required

Centre's expert in Nepal Gael Robertson on the importance of cautious reporting of suicide in the media. Talking sensitively about mental health problems and suicide reduces stigma and can save lives.

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