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18 pesticides banned by Govt. of India

In 2013, an expert committee was set up  to examine the continued use of neo-nicotinoid pesticides registered in India. The mandate of the Committee, on 19th August, 2013, was  expanded to review Sixty Six pesticides which are banned or restricted or withdrawn in other countries but continue to be registered for domestic use in India which, after detailed examination submitted its report to the Central Government on the 9th December, 2015. Neo – nicotinoid are insecticides affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death.

The Registration Committee constituted under section 5 of the Insecticides Act, 1968 (46 of 1968) deliberated the Report in its special meeting and submitted its observation to the Central Government. The Central Government, after considering the recommendations of the Expert Committee and after consultation with the Registration Committee satisfied that the use of eighteen pesticides are likely to involve risk to human being and animals.

After considering all the objections and suggestions submitted its report to the Central Government on the 16th July, 2018, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 27 read with section 28 of the Insecticides Act, 1968 (46 of 1968). The Central Government after considering the recommendations of the Expert Committee has banned the following pesticides in the country :

  • .Benomy

    The registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell is prohibited and its use is completely banned from the date of publication of this Order.
  • Carbary

    The registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell is prohibited and its use is completely banned from the date of publication of this Order.
  • Diazinon

    The registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell is prohibited and its use is completely banned from the date of publication of this Order.
  • Fenarimol

    The registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell is prohibited and its use is completely banned from the date of publication of this Order.
  • Fenthion

    The registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell is prohibited and its use is completely banned from the date of publication of this Order.
  • Linuron

    The registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell is prohibited and its use is completely banned from the date of publication of this Order.
  • Methoxy Ethyl Mercury Chloride

    The registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell is prohibited and its use is completely banned from the date of publication of this Order.
  • Methyl Parathion

    The registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell is prohibited and its use is completely banned from the date of publication of this Order.
  • Sodium Cyanide

    The registration, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell and its use is completely banned for insecticidal purpose only from the date of publication of this Order.
  • Thiometon

    The registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell is prohibited and its use is completely banned from the date of publication of this Order.
  • Tridemorph

    The registrations, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell is prohibited and its use is completely banned from the date of publication of this Order.

Trifluralin

(i) The Registration, import, manufacture, formulation, transport, sell and its all uses except use in wheat shall be prohibited and completely banned from date of publication of this Order.

(ii) A cautionary statement has to be incorporated in the label and leaflet that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

  • Alachlor

    (i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after publication of this Order.

    (ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Alachlor with effect from the 1st January, 2019.

    (iii) The use of Alachlor shall be completely banned with effect from the 31st December, 2020.

    (iv) It is toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets “ toxic to aquatic organism hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area
  • Dichlorvos

    (i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after publication of this Order.

    (ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate dichlorvos with effect from the January, 2019.

    (iii) The use of dichlorvos shall be completely banned with effect from the 31st December, 2020.

     (iv) It is very toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

     (v) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day.
  • Phorate

    (i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after publication of this Order.

    (ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Phorate with effect from the 1st January, 2019.

    (iii) The use of Phorate shall be completely banned with effect from the 31st December, 2020.

    (iv) It is very toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

     (v) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day.

     (vi) A cautionary statement should incorporate in label and leaflet that this product is toxic to birds.

Phosphamidon

 (i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after publication of this Order.

 (ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Phosphamidon with effect from the 1st January, 2019.

 (iii) The use of Phosphamidon shall be completely banned with effect from the 31st December, 2020.

 (iv) It is very toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

  • (v) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day.

    (vi) A cautionary statement should incorporate in label and leaflet that this product is toxic to birds.
  • Triazophos

    (i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after publication of this Order.

     (ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Triazophos with effect from the 1 st January, 2019.

    (iii) The use of Triazophos shall be completely banned with effect from the 31st December, 2020.

     (iv) It is very toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

    (v) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day.

    (vi) A cautionary statement should incorporate in label and leaflet that this product is toxic to birds.
  • Trichlorfon

    (i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after publication of this Order.

    (ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Trichlorfon with effect from the 1 st January, 2019.

    (iii) The use Trichlorfon shall be completely banned with effect from the 31st December, 2020.

    (iv) It is very toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

    (v) A cautionary statement should incorporate in label and leaflet that this product is toxic to birds.


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