Pesticide Management Bill, 2020 gets introduced in the Lok Sabha, aims to promote indigenous manufacturing of pesticides; also proposes to repeal the Insecticides Act, 1968

The Pesticide Management Bill, 2020 (“Bill”) which seeks to repeal the Insecticides Act, 1968 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha

The Bill aims to regulate pesticides, including their manufacture, import, packaging, labelling, pricing, storage, advertisement, sale, transport, distribution, use and disposal in order to ensure availability of safe and effective pesticides, and to strive to minimise risk to human beings, animals, living organisms other than pests, and the environment with an endeavour to promote pesticides that are biological and based on traditional knowledge and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

Source: Lok Sabha

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