Outlaw glyphosate and its derivatives
Vijay Kumar HK
Contd from previous issue
The majority of the States obviously do not have any tea crops, where glyphosate is allowed throughout the country easily, according to reports from newspapers and magazines related to the agriculture and others. The highest consumption of native glyphosate in India over the past ten years was in North and North Eastern India.During a field investigation by International Pesticide control board and Environment experts farmers in Orrisa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and West Bengal were discovered to be applying glyphosate illegally in more than fourty field crops.In these states, glyphosate formulations are sold under at least eighty different brand.
The numbers of glyphosate ingestion have been established and reported by numerous social workers from various states in their submission to the Pesticide board of control. A simple Google search also reveals that glyphosate is widely accessible online in the India. Both domestically based business tycoons and some of the biggest agro-chemical conglomerates worldwide are manufacturers of deadly glyphosate.Social workers have frequently complained to the central government about farmers indiscriminate use of the weedicide glyphosate in millets and paddy fields. (To be contd)