• PAN India’s Comments/Suggestions on the Draft Banning of Insecticides Order 2020

    PAN India's Comments/Suggestions on the Draft Banning of Insecticides Order 2020 6th August 2020 In a gazette notification issued on 14thof May 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture proposed a draft order intended to ban the 27 pesticides and sought comments or suggestions from stakeholders. Recognising that the proposal of banning 27 pesticides is a responsible, welcoming development and timely decision from the Ministry of Agriculture for protecting public health and environmental well being in India, PAN India strongly recommends the Agriculture Ministry to ban all these 27 pesticides without delay. Further PAN India urges the Agriculture Ministry to review all the remaining pesticides registered in India with the same criteria used for assessing the 27 chemicals and come up with stringent regulatory measures, including a possible ban of more hazardous pesticides. Download the Submission here Some of the pesticides proposed for ban are implicated in both occupational and self-poisonings in India. Monocrotophos, quinalphos, chlorpyriphos, acephate and malathion were reported as pesticides responsible for poisoning deaths in India. Therefore banning them is expected to bring down poisoning incidences and ensuring a safe working environment in the country. Further PAN India proposed that, non chemical farming practices needs much more support from the government and farmers needs to be handhold for taking up and extending such farming methods. Support in terms of subsidies, incentives and marketing assistance etc. needs to be enhanced for encouraging farming communities to move forward with non-chemical farming methods focussing on agroecological principles and thus to have fair access in the international market.  Additionally, PAN India recommends the ministry of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare to put in efforts and facilitate encouraging the manufacturers of these toxic pesticides to come up with non toxic pest control products that help boost sustainable, non-chemical farming methods. Download the Submission here Recent Posts Poison in Cardamon used for Shabarimala Prasadam – Pesticide Regulation at Fault Report on glufosinate released in a national webinar, highlights long-term adverse effect on progeny, workers and environment  WEBINAR ‘Glufosinate ammonium in India: Impact on Work and Health of Women agriculturists’ World Soil Day Statement ഗ്ലൈഫോസേറ്റ് കളനാശിനികൾക്ക് നിയന്ത്രണം ഏർപ്പെടുത്തി കേന്ദ്ര സർക്കാർ, നിരോധനമാണ് വേണ്ടതെന്നു വിദഗ്ദ്ധർ Tags Adverse Effects Adverse Effects of Herbicides Agroecology AnupamVarma Commitee Report Banned Pesticides BAN Pesticides BRS COPs 2017 Corporate Accountability Draft Banning of Insecticides Order 2020 Drone Spraying Fact Finding Mission Glufosinate Glyphosate HHP HHPs Highly Hazardous Pesticides Illegal Spraying India India Pesticide Ban India Pesticide Regulation India Pesticide Risk MAPPP Occupational Poisoning PAN India Comments Paraquat Paraquat Retailing India Paraquat Use is India Pesticide Pesticide Management Bill 2020 Pesticide Poisoning in Yavatmal Pesticide Poisonong Pesticide Posioning Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Regulation India Pesticide residue Pesticides Phasing out HHPs PMB2020 Regulation Restriction On use of Glyphosate order 2020 Syngenta UN HRC Special Rapporteur on the right to food Victims of Pesticide Poisoning Webinar Yavatmal poisoning

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