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Tag: Pesticides

Govt To Consider Bringing Down GST On Pesticides To 5%

New Delhi: As part of efforts to bring parity in taxation on agro-inputs, the Department of Chemical and Petrochemicals has approached the Finance Ministry for reducing GST on pesticides from 18 per cent to 5 per cent. Along with fertilisers, pesticide is also an important agro input that helps in curbing pests and diseases on […]

Top 3 Tips For Kitchen Gardening

Having a garden in your backyard is the best thing for good health. Getting fresh produce for cooking is a delight and it is a moment of joy when you pluck fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits from your garden and use it immediately. Moreover, it also ensures that you are getting an organic product free […]

Pest menace: 4-member central team visits Bolangir district

Bolangir: A four-member central team today visited several places in Bolangir district to take stock of the pest menace situation which has assumed serious proportions here. The visit assumes significance as farmers in several areas of the district are worried as their paddy crops have been damaged by brown plant-hoppers, a pest locally known as […]

Lovers commit suicide after parents refuse to accept relationship

Gajapati: In a shocking incident, two teenage love birds committed suicide by consuming pesticides in Dubruguda village under R.Udayagiri police limits of Gajapati district after parents refused to accept their relationship. The deceased have been identified as Ramesh Rayet and Jasmine Dalbehera. Sources said, the duo was in love but their parents were against the […]

Farmer attempts to spray toxic pesticide on minister, nabbed

Yavatmal (Maharashtra): Amid growing anger in the rural areas over the deaths of 18 farmers due to poisonous fumes of pesticides, a Maharashtra minister was targeted by an agitated farmer who attempted to spray him with a similar insecticide here on Wednesday. The incident occurred when Minister of State for Agriculture Sadabhau Khot visited Kalam […]

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PIL in HC for ban on 66 pesticides restricted world over

New Delhi: A PIL has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking a ban on 66 pesticides used in India, claiming these are banned or restricted in several countries. The plea seeks cancellation of the registration of the 66 chemicals and a prohibition on their sale in India on the ground that they pose a […]