New Delhi: Despite logistics and other challenges posed by Covid-19 lockdown, HIL (india) Limited a PSU ensured timely production and supply of pesticides for farming community.
The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA ) has approached HIL for manufacturing and supply of 25 MT Malathion Technical to Locust Control Programme in Iran.
HIL has also signed an agreement with Ministry of Agriculture and Famers’ Welfare for the supply of Malathion Technical to Rajasthan and Gujarat for Locust Control Programme. They had manufactured and supplied 67 MT of Malathion Technical till last week. The company also supplied malathion Technical to municipal corporations for dengue and chikungunya control programme.
The Company has exported 10 MT of fungicide – Mancozeb to Latin American country, Peru and another 12 MT will be exported in next one week.
Supply of 314 MT of DDT 50% wdp to various states like Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh etc was executed as per the supply order placed by Ministry of family Welfares, NVBDCP programmes. The company is in process of supplying balance quantity of 252 MT to other state.
During the lockdown period till 15th May 2020, HIL produced 120 MT of Malathion Technical, 120.40 MT of DDT Technical , 288 MT of DDT 50%, , 21 MT of HILGOLD (Water Soluble Fertilizer), 12 MT of Mancozeb Fungicide for Exports and 35 MT of different agrochemical formulations so that farming community and health department may not feel the heat of lockdown.