Pesticides: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Make in India: Locust Control Sprayer

Published: June 24, 2020

The trials of Locust Control ULV sprayer under Make in India initiative were conducted in Ajmer and Bikaner and were successful. The trials were conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. Highlights According to the United Nations, India is the first country to control locusts through drones. The GoI has also issued Standard ..

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Why are the recent Locusts Attacks the worst in history?

Published: May 30, 2020

The Locusts swarming in the Northern parts of India have so far reached Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh. Highlights According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, much of the movement of these locusts is mainly due to Westerlies. The Locust Warning Organization that monitors locusts swarms announced that there are no immediate danger to Delhi ..

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Central Panel recommends to ban use of TB drugs on crops

Published: May 11, 2020

The Registration Committee that was set up under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has recommended that TB drugs such as Streptomycin and Tetracycline should be completely banned on crops. Highlights The Registration Committee held its 114th meet on May 1, 2020. According to the report submitted by its subcommittee, 9% of Streptomycin ..

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Lock Down: Agriculture and allied activities exempted

Published: March 28, 2020

On March 28, 2020, the Union Agriculture Minister announced that agriculture and farming related activities have been exempted from Lock Down. This was introduced in the second addendum introduced by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Highlights Under the second addendum issued by the Home Ministry towards the lock down, the following categories have been exempted ..

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Cabinet approves Pesticide Management Bill 2020

Published: February 13, 2020

On February 12, 2020 the Union Cabinet approved to table the Pesticide Management Bill, 2020 in Parliament. The bill aims at making safe and effective pesticides for farmers. The main aim of the bill is to replace the Insecticides Act, 1968. Key Features The bill includes provisions to provide compensation when there is farm loss ..

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