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Union Cabinet approves Pesticide Management Bill 2020


Union Cabinet approves Pesticide Management Bill 2020


Union Cabinet has approved the Pesticide Management Bill 2020 to promote the use of organic pesticides in the country. The information was shared by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on February 12, 2020.

This will regulate the business of pesticides and compensate farmers in case of losses from use of spurious agro chemicals.

A key proposal in the 2018’s draft version of the Bill was to raise penalties on the sale of prohibited or spurious pesticides to 50 lakh and up to five years’ imprisonment, from the current 2,000 and up to three years’ imprisonment.

If there is any loss because of the spurious or low quality of pesticides then there is a provision for compensations.



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