ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles by Mani Prakash and Narasimha Reddy DonthiSubscribe to Mani Prakash and Narasimha Reddy Donthi

Pesticides Regulations in India and the Need for Protection Against Health Risks

This paper highlights the lacunae in the pesticide regulation law in India, weak standards of safety and protection for farmers, including provisions around training for safe use, use of personal protective equipment, proper labelling, warning signs and access to information about the risks of pesticide exposure. Foreign pesticide companies adopt double standards when operating in India due to the country’s decrepit laws. The paper also compares Indian law on pesticides and the international standards on best practices.
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