India’s biopesticide use has increased by 40%, and total use is still less than 1/6 of the country’s chemical pesticides

World Agrochemical Network Chinese: According to the Indian Parliament, the use of chemical pesticides in India has not decreased over the past nine years, with an average use of about 60,000 metric tons. On the other hand, between 2015-16 and 2021-22, India’s biopesticide use has increased by more than 40%, but its total use is less than 1/6 of chemical pesticides.

To ensure that agricultural production meets the growing demand for food, pesticides are widely used to protect crops from pests. While the availability of safe and effective pesticides, and their judicious use by the farming community is critical to the long-term sustainability of Indian agriculture, pesticides are also considered one of the major threats to sustainable development and can have adverse impacts on non-target species and the environment.

Pesticide use has also been the subject of discussion at various global conferences related to sustainability and the environment. At the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Government of India stated that the focus is not on reducing global pesticide use and needs to be left to countries to decide, and that food security is critical, especially in developing countries where agriculture is the main economic driver in rural areas.

Source: World Agrochemical Network

Post time: Feb-09-2023