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PIL in Delhi HC: Ban 66 pesticides posing risk to humans, animals, plants

Petitioner listed other chemicals restricted in several countries but continue to be used in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A PIL has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking a ban on 66 pesticides used in India, claiming these are banned or restricted in several countries. The plea seeks cancellation of the registration of the 66 chemicals and a prohibition on their sale in India on the ground that they pose a risk to the health of humans, animals and plants. The petition came up for hearing before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra which has agreed to hear it on August 28. The petitioner, a law graduate, has alleged that the expert panel which was set up to examine ...

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First Published: Sun, April 23 2017. 10:59 IST
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