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Sale and Use of Insecticides for Basmati Rice Banned in Noida

The sale, distribution and use of insecticides and pesticides has been banned by the district authority of Gautam Budhha Nagar in Noida City for the next 60 days to come.

Shubhi Singh
Pesticide and Insecticide ban in Noida
Pesticide and Insecticide ban in Noida

The use of insecticides like buprofezin acephate, Chlorpyrifos, and Propiconazole has been banned by, Suhas LY, the district magistrate of Gautam Budhha Nagar, for 60 days, as the export of basmati rice in the state is facing problems.

The pesticide and insecticide sellers of the district have been asked to submit a list of their stock to the district agriculture officer within a week according to an order released by the DM’s office. The move comes in adhering to the order issued by the state government.

According to the order, the sale and use of insecticides have been banned for the next 60 days to come, under the Insecticides Act, 1968. The officials have warned against using or selling any insecticides or pesticides on the paddy fields. It has been clearly stated that strict action will be taken against farmers or vendors found using the chemicals, under the act.

Further adding to the same they have said that Indian Basmati Rice is exported to countries like the USA, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and the UK among other big countries, although because of the presence of insecticides, the countries show unwillingness to accept the export of the crop products which in the end causes heavy loss to the farmers.

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