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Pesticide industry blames 'MNC lobby' for proposed ban on pesticides

June 10, 2020 1:05 am

The 27 generic pesticides, which include widely-used formulations like Mancozeb, Chlrophyrphos etc, also from a chunk of India’s pesticide exports to developed nations like USA and Canada.

Baking soda can remove pesticides from apples: study

October 26, 2017 4:54 pm

Washing apples could be one effective strategy to clean pesticides but according to researchers baking soda is the most effective solution at reducing pesticides. Read on to know more.

SIT probe ordered into farmer deaths due to pesticides in Maharashtra

October 11, 2017 4:30 am

The incident has led the government to scrutinise recommendations of pesticide firms that prescribe formulae to farmers to enhance quality and quantity of crops.

'Deaths of farmers from pesticide genocide by state,' says farmer welfare task force chief

October 10, 2017 5:10 am

Farmers’ welfare task force chief seeks criminal action.

Simply put: When pest-control kills more than just pests in the house

November 06, 2015 12:42 am

Unregulated and indiscriminate use of pesticides in homes claimed another pair of lives in Pune over the last weekend. Indian Express explains what we are doing wrong with fumigation.

Tea contains harmful pesticide residues: Study

August 13, 2014 3:03 pm

A study undertaken by an environmental NGO has allegedly found the presence of harmful pesticide residues in tea.

Greens grown at home

November 29, 2013 3:17 am

On fields and backyards,terraces and balconies,kitchen gardens catch on in Punjab,thanks to rising vegetable prices.

Pesticide storage facility helps bring down suicide cases: Study

September 23, 2013 1:28 am

Study conducted in Tamil Nadu villages was funded by WHO

Ensure less pesticides in vegetables: HC

December 09, 2011 12:15 am

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre and the Delhi government to devise ways within two months to ensure that fruits and vegetables coming into the city from other states were not treated with pesticides beyond permissible limit during their farming.

To push sales,farm pesticide firms offer foreign trips to dealers

October 30, 2011 3:17 am

Excessive use of pesticides in crops comes with a long list of side effects,but the companies are in a hurry to meet the sales targets and that is why they have come out with a variety of offers for the dealers.