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  • 16 June, 2020

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Malathion insecticide

Malathion insecticide

  • HIL (India) Limited, a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and one of the leading manufacturers of insecticides in the country has supplied 25MT Malathion 95% ULV to Iran under the Government-to-Government initiative for Locust Control Programme.
  • As per the reports of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the hopper stage population of locust is building up in Sistan-Baluchistan Region of Iran, which shall migrate to India in the coming months leading to further crop devastation.
  • The government of India has taken an initiative to counter the locust menace at its breeding ground itself and approached Iran for coordinated efforts.
  • Desert Locust after severe crop devastation in the Horn of Africa, East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula entered India in March/April 2020 and it has affected the field crop, horticulture crops and other plantations in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
  • The country is experiencing the worst locust invasion, which was last observed more than 25 years back.

Source: PIB


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