LIST OF PESTICIDES WHICH ARE BANNED, REFUSED REGISTRATION AND RESTRICTED IN USE: INDIA

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  1. PESTICIDES / FORMULATIONS BANNED IN INDIA

 

A. Pesticides Banned for manufacture, import and use .
1. Aldicarb    (vide S.O. 682 (E) dated 17th July 2001)
2. Aldrin
3. Benzene Hexachloride
4. Benomyl (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
5. Calcium Cyanide
6. Carbaryl (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
7. Chlorbenzilate (vide S.O. 682 (E) dated 17th July 2001)
8. Chlordane
9. Chlorofenvinphos
10. Copper Acetoarsenite
11. Diazinon (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
12. Dibromochloropropane (DBCP) (vide S.O. 569 (E) dated 25th July 1989)
13. Dieldrin  (vide S.O. 682 (E) dated 17th July 2001)
14. Endosulfron (vide ad-Interim order of the Supreme Court of India in the Writ Petition (Civil) No. 213 of 2011 dated 13th May, 2011 and finally  disposed of dated 10th January, 2017)
15. Endrin
16. Ethyl Mercury Chloride
17. Ethyl Parathion
18. Ethylene Dibromide (EDB) (vide S.O. 682 (E) dated 17th July 2001)
19. Fenarimol (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
20. Fenthion (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
21. Heptachlor
22. Lindane (Gamma-HCH)
23. Linuron (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
24. Maleic Hydrazide  (vide S.O. 682 (E) dated 17th July 2001)
25. Menazon
26. Methoxy Ethyl Mercury Chloride (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
27. Methyl Parathion (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
28. Metoxuron
29. Nitrofen
30. Paraquat Dimethyl Sulphate
31. Pentachloro Nitrobenzene (PCNB) (vide S.O. 569 (E) dated 25th July 1989)
32. Pentachlorophenol
33. Phenyl Mercury Acetate
34. Sodium Cyanide ( banned for Insecticidal purpose only vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
35. Sodium Methane Arsonate
36. Tetradifon
37 Thiometon (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
38. Toxaphene(Camphechlor) (vide S.O. 569 (E) dated 25th July 1989)
39. Tridemorph (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)
40. Trichloro acetic acid (TCA) (vide S.O. 682 (E) dated 17th July 2001)
B. Pesticide formulations banned for import, manufacture and use
1. Carbofuron 50% SP (vide S.O. 678 (E) dated 17th July 2001)
2. Methomyl 12.5% L
3. Methomyl 24% formulation
4. Phosphamidon 85% SL
C. Pesticide / Pesticide formulations banned for use but continued to manufacture for export
1. Captafol 80% Powder (vide S.O. 679 (E) dated 17th July 2001)
2. Nicotin Sulfate
D.

 

 

Pesticides Withdrawn 

(Withdrawal may become inoperative as soon as required complete data as per the guidelines is generated and submitted by the Pesticides Industry to the Government and  accepted  by the Registration Committee.     (S.O 915(E) dated 15th Jun,2006)

1. Dalapon
2. Ferbam
3. Formothion
4. Nickel Chloride
5. Paradichlorobenzene (PDCB)
6. Simazine
7. Sirmate (S.O. 2485 (E) dated 24th September 2014)
8. Warfarin (vide S.O. 915 (E) dated 15th June 2006)

 

 

  1. PESTICIDES REFUSED REGISTRATION
S.No. Name of Pesticides
1. 2,4, 5-T
2. Ammonium Sulphamate
3. Azinphos Ethyl
4. Azinphos Methyl
5. Binapacryl
6. Calcium Arsenate
7. Carbophenothion
8. Chinomethionate (Morestan)
9. Dicrotophos
10. EPN
11. Fentin Acetate
12. Fentin Hydroxide
13. Lead Arsenate
14. Leptophos (Phosvel)
15. Mephosfolan
16. Mevinphos (Phosdrin)
17. Thiodemeton / Disulfoton
18. Vamidothion

 

 

III. PESTICIDES RESTRICTED FOR USE IN THE COUNTRY

 

S.No. Name of Pesticides Details of Restrictions
1. Aluminium Phosphide The Pest Control Operations with Aluminium Phosphide may be undertaken only by Govt./Govt. undertakings / Govt. Organizations / pest control operators under the strict supervision of Govt. Experts or experts whose expertise is approved by the Plant Protection Advisor to Govt. of India except 1Aluminium Phosphide 15 % 12 g tablet and 2Aluminum Phosphide 6 % tablet. [RC decision circular F No. 14-11(2)-CIR-II (Vol. II) dated 21-09-1984 and G.S.R. 371(E) dated 20th may 1999]. 1Decision of 282nd RC held on 02-11-2007 and, 2Decision of 326th RC held on 15-02-2012.

 

The production, marketing and use of Aluminium Phosphide tube packs with a capacity of 10 and 20 tablets of 3 g each of Aluminium Phosphide are banned completely. (S.O.677 (E) dated 17thJuly, 2001)

2. Captafol The use of Captafol as foliar spray is banned. Captafol shall be used only as seed dresser.

(S.O.569 (E) dated 25thJuly, 1989)

 

The manufacture of Captafol 80 % powder for dry seed treatment (DS) is banned for use in the country except manufacture for export.

(S.O.679 (E) dated 17thJuly, 2001)

 

3. Cypermethrin Cypermethrin 3 % Smoke Generator is to be used only through Pest Control Operators and not allowed to be used by the General Public. [Order of Hon,ble

High Court of Delhi in WP(C) 10052 of 2009 dated 1407-2009 and LPA-429/2009 dated 08-09-2009]

 

4. Dazomet The use of Dazomet is not permitted on Tea.

(S.O.3006 (E) dated 31st Dec, 2008)

 

5. Diazinon Diazinon is banned for use in agriculture except for household use.

(S.O.45 (E) dated 08th Jan, 2008)

 

6. Dichloro Diphenyl

Trichloroethane (DDT)

The use of DDT for the domestic Public Health Programme is restricted up to 10,000 Metric Tonnes per annum, except in case of any major outbreak of epidemic. M/s Hindustan Insecticides Ltd., the sole manufacturer of DDT in the country may manufactureDDT for export to other countries for use in vector control for public health purpose. The export of DDT to Parties and State non-Parties shall be strictly in accordance with the paragraph 2(b) article 3 of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

(S.O.295 (E) dated 8th March, 2006)

 

Use of DDT in Agriculture is withdrawn. In very special circumstances warranting the use of DDT for plant protection work, the state or central Govt. may purchase it directly from M/s Hindustan Insecticides Ltd. to be used under expert Governmental supervision.

(S.O.378 (E) dated 26thMay, 1989)

 

7. Fenitrothion The use of Fenitrothion is banned in Agriculture except for locust control in scheduled desert area and public health.

(S.O.706 (E) dated 03rdMay, 2007)

 

 

8. Fenthion The use of Fenthion is banned in Agriculture except for locust control, household and public health.

(S.O.46 (E) dated 08th Jan, 2008)

 

9. Methoxy Ethyl Mercuric

Chloride (MEMC)

 

 

The use of MEMC is banned completely except for seed treatment of potato and sugarcane.

(S.O.681 (E) dated 17thJuly, 2001)

 

 

10 Methyl Bromide Methyl Bromide may be used only by Govt./Govt. undertakings/Govt. Organizations / Pest control operators under the strict supervision of Govt. Experts or Experts whose expertise is approved by the Plant Protection Advisor to Govt. of India.

[G.S.R.371 (E) dated 20thMay, 1999 and earlier RC decision]

 

11 Methyl Parathion Methyl Parathion 50 % EC and 2% DP formulations are banned for use on fruits and vegetables.

(S.O.680 (E) dated 17thJuly, 2001)

 

The use of Methyl Parathion is permitted only on those crops approved by the Registration Committee where honeybees are not acting as a pollinators. (S.O.658 (E) dated 04th September, 1992.)

 

12 Monocrotophos Monocrotophos is banned for use on vegetables.

(S.O.1482 (E) dated 10thOct, 2005)

 

13. Trifluralin The use of Trifluralin is banned in agricultural except for used in wheat with the precaution not  to be used near water bodies being toxic to aquatic organism  (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018)

 

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