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Delhi HC stays govt order limiting use of herbicide glyphosate for 3 months

Directs Centre to review decision with all stakeholders in the interim and come out with a solution

In the domestic market, prospects are driven by a healthy rabi season and expectations of a normal monsoon

Glyphosate has been largely used in tea plantations in India to control vegetative pests

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The Delhi High Court has stayed a Central government notification ‘restricting’ the use of controversial plant chemical glyphosate only through pest control operators (PCOs) for three months, trade and industry sources said today.

In its order, the court also directed the Centre to review the decision with all stakeholders in the interim and come out with a solution, during which time the notification ‘restricting’ the use of glyphosate will remain non-operational.

Last month, the Central government had formally restricted the use of the controversial but widely-used herbicide, fearing health hazards and risks to human beings and animals.

Glyphosate was henceforth

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 2:32 PM IST

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