News about pesticide suicides

India needs a comprehensive approach to prevent pesticide related suicides - CPSP in Down to Earth

Both State and Central government do not have the evidence with which to make informed policy decisions. Such systems need to be put in place along with the ongoing review of bans for the highly hazardous pesticides still in use.

Why criminalisation of suicide is a bad prevention strategy - Centre's expert Bangkim in the Wire

Prosecution and the imposition of custodial and financial penalties on those with suicidal behaviours constitutes an affront to human dignity.

Thailand: Committee calls for ban on paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos

"The heavy use of hazardous chemicals in the long run will ultimately lead to a rise in related ailments and definitely have a strong impact on the economy," A pair of national reform committees on health and society have come down in favor of a total ban on the farm chemicals, paraquat, glyphosa

Centre's article on pesticide suicide prevention in Nepal on this World Suicide Prevention Day

Pesticide self-poisoning is the second most common method of suicide in Nepal. Globally, out of 800,000 individuals who die from suicide each year, about 15-20 per cent die from pesticide self-poisoning.

Read about our view on the recent ban of 18 pesticides in India

On August 8, the Indian government took action to ban 18 highly dangerous (‘hazardous’) pesticides from use in the country. Twelve of these pesticides were banned from that date; six others will be phased out over the next two years.