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Hindustan Insecticides gearing up locust control pesticide to Iran

Hindustan Insecticides gearing up locust control pesticide to Iran

Despite logistics and other challenges posed by Covid 19 lockdown HIL (india) Limited a public sector undertaking under Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertlizers has ensured timely production and supply of pesticides for farming community.

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NEW DELHI, 25 May 2020: Despite logistics and other challenges posed by Covid 19 lockdown Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) a public sector undertaking under Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertlizers has ensured timely production and supply of pesticides for farming community.  

HIL is now in process of production and supply of  25 metric tonnes malathion technical  for supply to locust control  programme to Iran under Government to Government arrangement.   

Indian ministry of external affairs (MEA ) has  approached HIL for manufacturing and supply of said commodity to Iran.  

Credit rating of Central PSU upgraded to BBB- from BB, which is a stable investment grade. 

The Company has exported 10 metric tonnes of fungicide - Mancozeb to Latin American country, Peru  and another 12 MT will be exported in next one week.  

HIL has also signed an agreement with Ministry of Agriculture and Famers Welfare for the supply of Malathion Technical to Rajasthan and Gujarat for Locust Control Programme.

HIL had manufactured and supplied 67 metric tonnes of malathion technical  till last week. The compnay has supplied to malathion Technical to municipal corporations for dengue and chikungunya control programme.

Supply of 314 MT of DDT 50 percent wdp to various states like Rajasthan,  Punjab ,Odisha,Andhra pradesh etc was executed as per the supply order placed by ministry of family welfares, NVBDCP programmes .the company is in process of supplying balance quantity of 252 MT to other state.

During the lockdown period till 15 May 2020, HIL produced 120 metric tonnes of malathion technical, 120.40 metric tonnes of DDT Technical , 288 metric tonnes of DDT 50 percent, , 21 metric tonnes of HILGOLD (Water Soluble Fertilizer), 12 metric tonnes of Mancozeb Fungicide for Exports and 35 metric tonnes of different agrochemical formulations so that farming community and health department may not feel the heat of lockdown. 

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