You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Need to ensure farmers get quality crop protection products: Dhanuka Agritech


Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Dhanuka Agritech Chairman R G Agarwal Friday expressed concern over poor-quality crop protection chemicals affecting crops and called for efforts to ensure that quality products are easily available to farmers.

"There has been a rampant increase of low-quality agrochemical products across the country which is harming crops as well as affecting the health of farmers," he said at an event organised by industry body FICCI along with CropLife India and ACFI.

Despite using lowest crop protection chemicals, India has emerged second in agriculture GDP surpassing the US after China, he said in a statement.

"Since crop protection chemicals are essential to increase agricultural yield, we need to ensure farmers can easily use these quality products," Agarwal said.

CropLife India Vice-Chairman K C Ravi said quality crop protection products are the lifeline of farmers as they protect crops from damage by controlling weeds, disease and insect pressure.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, February 15 2019. 18:05 IST