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India consumes lowest degree of pesticides in the world

15 Nov 2016

India ranks on 10th place in the world with regard to the consumption of pesticides. This is the country that consumes lowest degree of chemicals

NEW DELHI: India ranks on 10th place in the world with regard to the consumption of pesticides. This is the country that consumes lowest degree of chemicals (pesticides), Indian agriculture and farmers welfare minister, Radha Mohan Singh said recently.

Speaking in the programme organized by the Society of Pesticides Science India at National Agricultural Science Complex, Pusa, New Delhi, Singh said that various disorders prevalent on crops and pests have cast a very serious adverse impact on food grains production.

Owing to these pests and maladies the crop production on global level is reducing by 15 per cent to 25 per cent every year, Singh stressed.

It is estimated that on various stages of agricultural production and their storage 35 per cent chunk of total crop production is damaged due to pests, diseases, weeds, rats, birds as well as nematodes etc.

Earlier the use of pesticides rate was 2 to 5 kg per hectare which has been reduced from 100 to 200 grams per hectare.

For a few last years on account of the remains of pesticides in the crops, an adverse impact has affected the export of agricultural products. Therefore, it is also very necessary to have this scenario monitored.

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