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A farmhand prepares to sow rice saplings at a flooded paddy field. (HT FILE)

Section of rice exporters to get a 6-month breather on pesticide inspection

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2021 11:27 AM IST
  • The inspection was to be made mandatory for other European countries, but it was deferred due to Covid-19 pandemic.
A poster stands in front of a field before a vote on agrarian initiatives to curb the use of pesticides, near Ellikon an der Thur, in Switzerland on May 27, 2021. (Reuters)
A poster stands in front of a field before a vote on agrarian initiatives to curb the use of pesticides, near Ellikon an der Thur, in Switzerland on May 27, 2021. (Reuters)

Switzerland could become first European nation to ban artificial pesticides

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 12:14 PM IST
Globally, only Bhutan has a complete ban on synthetic pesticides, according to supporters aiming to outlaw the use of products made by agrochemical giants such as Switzerland's Syngenta and Germany's Bayer and BASF.
The police said that the incident took place on Sunday afternoon in Jangada village while the kids and their aunt were playing in the village. (Representativbe photo)
The police said that the incident took place on Sunday afternoon in Jangada village while the kids and their aunt were playing in the village. (Representativbe photo)

Pesticide consumed by children while playing cost their lives, say police

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:12 PM IST
Police said that the aunt, who is mentally challenged, also consumed the pesticide and is critical.
Andhra Pradesh CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy meets a patient, at a hospital in Eluru town on December 7.(File photo)
Andhra Pradesh CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy meets a patient, at a hospital in Eluru town on December 7.(File photo)

Andhra ‘mystery’ illness: Latest tests disclose presence of pesticide residues in drinking water

Hindustan Times, Eluru (Andhra Pradesh) | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:48 PM IST
The disease left one dead and over 500 people with symptoms ranging from giddiness and convulsions to epilepsy; currently 76 people are hospitalised
Police have started a probe into the death of the farmer, his wife and minor daughter.science.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Police have started a probe into the death of the farmer, his wife and minor daughter.science.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)

Family quarrel turns tragic in Odisha, three die after taking pesticide

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 02:10 PM IST
The farmer had a quarrel with his son-in-law before consuming the pesticide which he also fed to his wife and a minor daughter.
The circular was issued in order to prevent a probable attack in Delhi by a swarm of locusts, which are reportedly present in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.(AFP)
The circular was issued in order to prevent a probable attack in Delhi by a swarm of locusts, which are reportedly present in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.(AFP)

Delhi issues advisory for spraying pesticides to control probable locust attack

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Gopal Rai said in view of the increasing threat of locusts in north India, the Agriculture Department of the Delhi government will run awareness programmes to make the people and farmers of Delhi aware of this new threat.
An agricopter designed by students of IIT Madras to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides. The device can also assess the crop health by using its multi-spectral imaging camera.(PTI)
An agricopter designed by students of IIT Madras to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides. The device can also assess the crop health by using its multi-spectral imaging camera.(PTI)

IIT students develop ‘Agricopter’ to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides in agricultural farms

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 07:59 AM IST
The team of three then set out to design a technological solution that would eliminate the need for farmers to come in contact with pesticides as well as intelligently identify which crops on the farm require pesticides and which did not.
A relative of the family, requesting anonymity, denied the possibility of the man having killed himself, adding, “He accidentally consumed the poisonous substance.(FilePhoto)
A relative of the family, requesting anonymity, denied the possibility of the man having killed himself, adding, “He accidentally consumed the poisonous substance.(FilePhoto)

Man dies after consuming pesticide by mistake

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:18 AM IST
A relative of the family, requesting anonymity, denied the possibility of the man having killed himself, adding, “He accidentally consumed the poisonous substance. He had no problems related to his professional or personal life,” he said.
A farmer sprays pesticide in the cotton field at Pandharkawada in Maharashtra.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan times)
A farmer sprays pesticide in the cotton field at Pandharkawada in Maharashtra.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan times)

Why India must ban highly hazardous pesticides

By Anand Zachariah and Michael Eddleston
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 06:33 PM IST
The ban of HPP as a public health strategy can reduce deaths in the young and active working population to protect life and contribute to the health of the country.
A crying boy being consoled by his grandmother after his mother died of suspected food poisoning at Bidarahalli, near Sulawadi village in Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka state, on Saturday. Police on Saturday arrested three people after at least 10 died of suspected food poisoning following a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new temple.(PTI Photo)
A crying boy being consoled by his grandmother after his mother died of suspected food poisoning at Bidarahalli, near Sulawadi village in Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka state, on Saturday. Police on Saturday arrested three people after at least 10 died of suspected food poisoning following a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new temple.(PTI Photo)

Pesticide found in temple prasad that claimed 14 lives: Karnataka Lab

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 12:06 AM IST
The consumption of the prasad (sanctified food) had resulted in the death of 14 people, with nearly 108 more still being treated for various symptoms across hospitals in Chamrajnagar and Mysuru districts of Karnataka.
The continued use of deadly pesticides is a major threat to the Right to Life of farm workers and farmers, the plea says.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT File Photo)
The continued use of deadly pesticides is a major threat to the Right to Life of farm workers and farmers, the plea says.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea on banning 85 pesticides

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2018 08:01 PM IST
The adovacate for petitioners said that these pesticides have been banned in other countries but are allowed in India, and they can pose serious health hazards to farmers.
Pesticides affect the synthesis, action, or elimination of natural hormones, which can lead to a wide variety of health effects.(Shutterstock)
Pesticides affect the synthesis, action, or elimination of natural hormones, which can lead to a wide variety of health effects.(Shutterstock)

This widely used pesticide is messing up your hormones

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 04:58 PM IST
Neonicotinoids act on insects’ nervous systems, killing them by paralysis. Very little research has been done on their effects on human health. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, shows that they may also have an impact on human health by disrupting our hormonal systems.
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