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Rural & Marketing - Aug 2016

Spurious Pesticides Is it difficult to break the nexus

Industry estimates that 40 percent of crop protection chemicals sold in India are non-genuine which is developed by bypassing regulations and field trials with inferior formulations and sold by the strong nexus of manufacturers, retailers and local administration. They are ineffective in checking pests and disease and further create menace by harming soil fertility; human and cattle health; environment and revenue loss to farme