Cabinet approves 2020 Pesticides Management Bill

It will empower farmers to get all information as the data would be in open source and in all languages.
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Updated: Feb 13,2020 05:06:07 pm

Cabinet approves 2020 Pesticides Management Bill

13 February 2020 Current Affairs:The Union Cabinet approved Pesticides Management Bill, 2020 on 12 February. The move comes as the pesticide business is regulated by 1968 rules which have become age-old and need immediate rewriting.

Bill provision:
♦ The Bill aims to regulate the business of pesticides and compensate farmers in case of losses from the usage of spurious agro-chemicals.
♦ The Bill will protect the interest of farmers and ensure they get safe and effective pesticides.
♦ As per the Bill, the farmer will not get spurious pesticides. 
♦ It will empower farmers to get all information as the data would be in open source and in all languages. 
♦ The bill aims to promote organic pesticides.
♦ The farmers will know about the strength and weaknesses of pesticides, the risk, and alternatives and this will be open data in digital format also.
♦ The farmers will essentially get the information from the dealers selling pesticides.
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