Toxic pesticides should be banned by the Centre: Maharashtra

KJ Staff
KJ Staff
toxic pesticides

Pesticides already available in the country's market and which is being used by innocent farmers, who aren’t much aware to differentiate between the genuine and fake/toxic pesticides and insecticides. The lack of information about toxic pesticides leads to the abnormal loss for the agricultural land and the crop cultivation.

Last  year in Vidarbha region the use of poisonous pesticide caused many farmers' death, hence the special task force constituted to tackle the agrarian crisis in Maharashtra has urged the Centre to accept the state government's proposal to ban some toxic insecticides. The state government of Maharashtra has proposed the centre to ban the toxic.

Farm activist and chief of the Maharashtra government's task force, Kishor Tiwari, in a statement issued today, said the state has sent a proposal to the Centre to ban the poisonous pesticides. 

He claimed that last year more than 60 farmers died in the state due to inhalation of poisonous pesticides while spraying the chemicals.

The Union government should immediately accept the state's proposal to ban such pesticides, said Tiwari, the Chairman of the Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalamban Mission. Most of these pesticides have been banned in other countries because of their impact on people's health and ecology, he said. 

The Supreme Court had earlier sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking a ban on all pesticides that have been prohibited by other countries. 

The petition alleged that at least 93 pesticides used in India have been banned by other countries and an additional six more are used in India that have been either withdrawn or restricted by other nations.

Fake and toxic pesticides should be banned immediately but are still wreaking havoc on people’s health. And needless to say, this is one of many nasty effects of pesticides. These chemicals, which taint most of the conventional produce and crop supply, have been tied to infertility, cancer, obesity, birth defects, and an overall shut down of the immune system.

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