13 February, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the key features of the bill; pesticide production in India and the need for monitoring it
News: The Union cabinet has approved the Pesticide Management Bill, 2020 which will be introduced in the budget session of Parliament.
The move comes against the backdrop of rising concern over the need to protect farmers from spurious and sub-standard pesticides, along with the need to assess their potential effects on the health of people and that of the environment.
Pesticide production in India
What is the bill aimed at?
Key features of the bill