Banned Pesticides in India

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BANNING OF PESTICIDES ORDER, 2016

According to The Gazette of India No. 3084J dated 28th December 2016, use of these pesticides are banned in India.

  1. Benomyl

(i)The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

(ii) A cautionary statement has to be incorporated in the label and leaflet that Benomyl is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area

(iii) The product is teratogenic and foetotoxic hence following warning statement on the label and leaflet should be incorporated “ It is foetotoxic and teratogenic hence pregnant women to avoid contact with the product”.

  1. Carbaryl

(i)The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

(ii) A cautionary statement has to be incorporated in the label and leaflet that Carbaryl is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

(iii) The product highly toxic to honey bees hence cautionary statement should be incorporated on the label and leaflet that the spraying should be avoided at the active honey bee foraging period.

  1. Diazinon

The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

  1. Fenarimol

(i)The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

(ii) It is toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement has to be incorporated in the label and leaflet that avoid use near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area

  1. Fenthion

(i)The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

(ii) A cautionary statement has to be incorporated in the label and leaflet that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

  1. Linuron

(i)The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

  1. Methoxy Ethyl Mercury Chloride (MEMC)

(i)The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

  1. Methyl Parathion

(i)The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

(ii) A cautionary statement has to be incorporated in the label and leaflet that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

(iii) A cautionary statement should incorporate in label/ leaflet that this product is toxic to birds.

(iv) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day.

  1. Sodium Cyanide

(i)The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

(ii) A cautionary statement has to be incorporated in the label and leaflet that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

(iii) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day.

(iv)A cautionary statement should incorporate in label/ leaflet that this product is toxic to birds.

  1. Thiometon

(i)The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

(ii) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day

  1. Tridemorph

(i)The registration, import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely bannned w.e.f. 1st January, 2018

  1. Trifluralin

(i)The registration for import and manufacture is prohibited henceforth and its use is completely banned w.e.f. 1 st January, 2018.

(ii) A cautionary statement has to be incorporated in the label and leaflet that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

  1. Alachlor

(i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after December, 2017

(ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Alachlor w.e.f.1st January, 2019.

(iii) The use of Alachlor shall be completely banned w.e.f. 31st December, 2020.

(iv) ) It is toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets “ toxic to aquatic organism hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area

  1. Dichlorvos

(i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after December, 2017

(ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate dichlorvos w.e.f. 1st January, 2019.

(iii) The use of dichlorvos shall be completely banned w.e.f. 31st December, 2020.

(iv)  It is very toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

(v) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day

  1. Phorate

(i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after December, 2017

(ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Phorate w.e.f. 1st January, 2019.

(iii) The use of Phorate shall be completely banned w.e.f. 31st December, 2020.

(iv)  It is very toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

(v) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day.

(vi) A cautionary statement should incorporate in label/ leaflet that this product is toxic to birds.

  1. Phosphamidon

(i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after December, 2017

(ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Phosphamidon w.e.f. 1st January, 2019.

(iii) The use of Phosphamidon shall be completely banned w.e.f. 31st December, 2020.

(iv) ) It is very toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

(v) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day.

(vi) A cautionary statement should incorporate in label/ leaflet that this product is toxic to birds.

  1. Triazophos

(i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after December, 2017

(ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Triazophos w.e.f. 1st January, 2019.

(iii) The use of Triazophos shall be completely banned w.e.f. 31st December, 2020.

(iv) It is very toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

(v) A warning may be incorporated in the label and leaflet stating that this product is toxic to honey bees so do not spray during active honey bees foraging period of the day.

(vi)A cautionary statement should incorporate in label/ leaflet that this product is toxic to birds

  1. Trichlorfon

(i) No new certificate of registration to manufacture shall be issued after December, 2017

(ii) No person shall import, manufacture or formulate Trichlorfon w.e.f. 1st January, 2019.

(iii) The use Trichlorfon shall be completely banned w.e.f. 31st December, 2020.

(iv) It is very toxic to aquatic organism, hence a cautionary statement should be incorporated on label and leaflets that it is toxic to aquatic organism, hence should not be used near water bodies, aquaculture or pisciculture area.

(v) A cautionary statement should incorporate in label/ leaflet that this product is toxic to birds.

One thought on “Banned Pesticides in India”

  1. What way cautionary statement will help the farmers. Once it is banned , it should not be allowed to be used.

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