Government moves to restrict use of glyphosate

Elvera Bartels

Just after planning to ban 27 pesticides, the federal government has now moved to control the use of glyphosate, a extensively-utilized herbicide in the nation.

“No human being shall use glyphosate except by Pest Control Operators,” stated a draft notification issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, revealed on July 8. The Ministry has specified thirty times time for any human being to raise objection or tips on the draft buy.

The draft buy which may perhaps be called Restriction on use of Glyphosate Buy, 2020, will appear into power on the date of its final publication in the Official Gazette, the Ministry stated in a notification.

Glyphosate is between the 39 extensively-utilized agrochemicals by the farming group in India to management weeds in tea plantations, non-crop and cropped parts, for about 4 a long time now. The use of herbicides these as glyphosate has been on the

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