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  • Massive locust swarm leaves acres of crops damaged in Gujarat

    Massive locust swarm leaves acres of crops damaged in Gujarat

    The invasion has damaged crops in half a dozen districts in the state, local government official Punamchand Parmar said on Thursday.

    December 27, 2019
  • ’44 pesticides banned for import, manufacture, sale’: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

    ’44 pesticides banned for import, manufacture, sale’: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

    The minister also said that 18 pesticides have been refused registration, nine have been restricted for use and six shall be phased out by December 31, 2020. He was replying to BJP leader Vijaypal Singh Tomar's queries over use of dangerous chemicals and pesticides in farming.

    December 6, 2019
  • Menace & the Myths~II

    Menace & the Myths~II

    The worst of all myths is that it is impossible to grow enough food without the widespread use of pesticides. Pesticides are one of the invaluable inputs in sustaining agricultural production and ushering in the Green Revolution. However, for protecting future generations it is time to dispense with the myth that foods from farming systems that use synthetic pesticides are safe to eat.

    December 4, 2019
  • Before it’s too late

    Before it’s too late

    One day we will find that the millions of insects we have killed, through pest control, could have saved our lives

    April 21, 2019
  • Ecology and Agriculture

    Ecology and Agriculture

    One thing is sure; the earth is more cultivated and developed now than ever before; there is more farming but fewer forests, swamps are drying up and cities are springing up on an unprecedented scale.We have become a burden to our planet. Resources are becoming scarce and soon nature will no longer be able to …

    July 3, 2018
  • Thwarting the deadly disease

    Thwarting the deadly disease

    One of the most important ways to prevent or treat cancer is eating a nutrient rich diet and avoiding things that are known to aggravate its risk.

    February 4, 2018
  • SC seeks Centre’s response on plea for banning 93 pesticides

    SC seeks Centre’s response on plea for banning 93 pesticides

    The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre’s response on a plea that sought a ban on 93 pesticides, which are banned in different countries but are used by Indian agriculturists and thus exposes them to serious diseases. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought the Centre’s …

    November 13, 2017