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Indian government to restrict the use of glyphosate All registration certificates will be returned to the Registration Board

  • Last Update: 2022-11-04
  • Source: Internet
  • Author: User
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World Agrochemical Network Chinese Network reported: Recently, the Indian government said that due to concerns about the harm to human and animal health, it officially restricted the use of
the widely used herbicide glyphosate.
From now on, glyphosate will only be administered through pest control operators (PCOs
Glyphosate has been banned
in some Indian states.
PCOs are licensed to use lethal chemicals to treat rodent pests
An official communiqué on this restriction was recently published
More than two years ago, a draft of the restriction was circulated for comment
Although not explicitly mentioned in the official notice, many experts believe that the initiative is to curb farmers' wanton use
of glyphosate.
Glyphosate is mainly used in India to control weed problems
in tea plantations.
The chemical is also used in non-crop areas to control unwanted growth
These areas include irrigation channels, railway feeders, fallow land, embankments, farm boundaries, parks, industrial and military installations, airports, power stations, etc
A study published in 2015 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer said glyphosate "may cause cancer in humans.
Relevant people said that since Ht BT cotton began to be illegally grown in India, the use of glyphosate has increased a lot
Glyphosate traces have been found in dried agricultural products in India, and some farmers even use glyphosate to dry their produce
In order to implement this order, companies that produce or sell the chemical must return all registration certificates to the Registration Board
The order says that if any company fails to return the registration certificate within three months, appropriate action
will be taken under the Pesticides Act 1968.
Kalyan Goswami, Director General of the Agricultural Chemicals Federation of India (ACFI), said: "The biggest concern at the moment is that there is no pest control operating system in the growing areas and this order will inevitably cause chaos
on the ground.
Second, the participation of PCOs will add additional costs to a large extent, so this is not a farmer-centric measure at all
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