Maharashtra consumed the most chemical pesticides in 5 years: Report -Shagun Kapil

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published Published on Mar 20, 2020   modified Modified on Mar 22, 2020

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Pesticide consumption in India grew by 13.07 per cent in India between 2014-15 and 2017-18

Maharashtra consumed the most chemical pesticides in India in the past five years at 61,138 tonnes, followed by Uttar Pradesh (UP) at 52,747 tonnes and Punjab at 29,394 tonnes, according to non-profit Pesticide Action Network (PAN).

Maharashtra increased its pesticide consumption by 35.6 per cent between 2014-15 and 2018-19, while UP reported an increase of 14.17 per cent.

Pesticide consumption across the country grew by 13.07 per cent between 2014-15 and 2017-18, according to the report by PAN. Biopesticides accounted for only 10 per cent of the total pesticides consumed, on an average.

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Down to Earth, 20 March, 2020, https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/agriculture/maharashtra-consumed-the-most-chemical-pesticides-in-5-years-report-69880?fbclid=IwAR3Bi_UJIakfnhvd5wDYL_z31R6kqhUaru5Rbf1s_HKlvkK6Kbon6Uc_36k


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