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List of pesticides restricted and banned for use in Agriculture in India

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25 October 2022, New Delhi: There are more than 200 approved pesticides which are used in agriculture in India. The molecules are phased our based on its toxicity to humans or animals.  The Indian policy on pesticide restriction may also be modified if the importing nation changes in policy related to chemical residue.

Pesticides restricted for use in Agriculture

S. No.PesticideRestriction
1.Aluminium phosphideIt  is  to  be  sold  only  to  government  undertakings/  organisationsand to be used under strict supervision   of government   expertsor  Pest  Control Operators.
2.CaptafolThe use of captafol as foliar spray is banned. It shall be used asseed dresser.
3.CypermethrinCypermethrin 3% Smoke Generator is to be used only through PestControl Operators and not allowed to be used by General Public.
4.DazometThe use of Dazomet is not permitted on tea.
5.DDTRestricted for use in public health only.
6.FenitrothionThe use of fenitrothion is banned on Agriculture except for locustcontrol in scheduled deseart area and public health
7.Methyl bromideRestriction for its sale and use is similar to that of Aluminium phosphide.
8.MonocrotophosBanned for use in vegetables.
9.TrifluralinRestricted for use in wheat only.
Source: Package of Practices PAU 2022-23 

Pesticides banned for use in agriculture in India

S. No.Pesticide
1.Aldicarb
2.Aldrin
3.Benomyl
4.Benzene Hexachloride
5.Calcium Cyanide
6.Carbaryl
7.Chlorbenzilate
8.Chlordane
9.Chlorofenvinphos
10.Copper Acetoarsenite
11.DDT
12.Diazinon
13.Dibromochloropropane (DBCB)
14.Dieldrin
15.Endrin
16.Ethyl Mercury Chloride
17.Ethyl Parathion
22.Menazon
23.Methoxy Ethyl Mercury Chloride
24.Methyl Parathion
25.Metoxuron
26.Nicotine Sulphate
27.Nitrofen
28.Paraquat Dimethyl Sulphate
29.Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
30.Pentochloro Nitrobenzene (PCNB)
31.Phenyl Mercury Acetate (PMA)
32.Sodium Cyanide
33.Sodium Methane Arsonate
34.Tetradifon
35.Thiometon
36.Ethylene Dibromide
37.Fenarimol
38.Fenthion
39.Heptachlor
40.Toxaphene
41.Trichloro acetic acid (TCA)
42.Tridemorph
Source: Package of Practices PAU 2022-23

Pesticide formulations banned for use

S. No.Pesticide
1.Carbofuran   50% SP
2.Methomyl  24% L
3.Methomyl 12.5% L
4.Phosphamidan 85% L
Pesticide formulations banned for use

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