Bill to regulate pesticide trade

  • IASbaba
  • February 14, 2020
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Bill to regulate pesticide trade

In news:

  • Cabinet approved the Pesticides Management Bill, 2020, 
  • Bill will regulate the business of pesticides and compensate farmers in case of losses from the use of spurious agro-chemicals.

From Prelims Point of View:

Highlights of the Bill

  • Provide compensation when there is farm loss due to use of low-quality pesticides. 
  • The loss is to be paid using funds collected from the manufacturers. 
  • The information regarding the pesticides available in the market is to be made available in digital format. 
  • This will help farmers make the right choice.

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