Pesticide residue in paddy: Centre to develop SOP for two formulations, but exporters want more

Elvera Bartels

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has launched an initiative to produce a common running treatment (SOP) for two pesticides so that paddy farmers can produce very good agricultural procedures and keep away from the presence of their residues in rice exports.

On the other hand, rice shippers are trying to get the inclusion of much more pesticides in acquiring these types of SOP. The two pesticides for which SOP would be developed are Tricyclazole and Buprofezin.

“The EIA (Export Inspection Company) examines basmati and non-basmati rice consignments for 22 pesticide residues when they are transported to Europe. Shipments to other countries, far too, are tested for pesticide residues. But lately, the government launched a programme to produce SOP for only two of the pesticides,” lamented a rice exporter, who did not desire to be identified.

The exporter claimed that Indian rice shipments facial area challenges regarding some

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