Question raised in Lok Sabha on Use of Banned Pesticides, 15/03/2016

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Use of Banned Pesticides, 15/03/2016. There are 261 technical pesticides registered under section 9(3) of the Insecticides Act, 1968. The list is at Annexure-I. In addition, the details of the formulations registered are at Annexure-II. The Government registers pesticides only after a detailed evaluation of safety and efficacy to human, animal and environmental health. Technical reviews are carried out from time to time and continued use of pesticides is permitted only if found safe. A technical review of 6 neo-nicotinoid class of pesticides which concluded in 2014, led to introduction of precautionary declarations on the labels of such pesticides. Report on a technical review of 66 pesticides banned, restricted, withdrawn in one or more countries is under consideration of the Government. The details are at Annexure –III.