Farmers woes to increase by Draft Order to ban 27 pesticides: CropLife India

After the government’s move to ban 27 pesticides in India, various agricultural organization and associations are opposing the draft bill. As per reports, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare issued a draft order on Monday outlining the pesticides set to be prohibited from manufacturing, sale, and import, which it said are “likely to involve risk to human beings and animals.” […]

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European Union raises restrictions on capsicum imports from India, Pakistan

The EU has raised the restrictions on capsicum imported from India and Pakistan due to high rate of non-compliance with pesticide norms making it mandatory for shipments to be accompanied by an official certificate stating that the items were free of pesticide residues. For curry leaves imported from India, however, the EU observed that the […]

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Uncertainty looms over India’s Basmati rice industry on Iran, EU pesticide residue norms – ICRA

India’s Basmati rice exports face uncertainty thanks to a tightening of pesticide residue parameters by the European Union and U.S. sanctions on Iran that could impact trade between Tehran and New Delhi, ratings agency ICRA said in a report. Basmati exports grew by 23 percent and 14 percent in the 2018 financial years and the […]

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China says to promote quality of agricultural products

The quality of agricultural products will be enhanced through developing high-standard farmland and cutting the use of pesticides, according to a State Council executive meeting this week The supply of high-end, green and healthy agricultural products is lagging behind consumers’ growing demand, the official Xinhua news agency said. High-quality products need to be imported, while […]

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