Spurious pesticides destroy crops worth Rs 6,000 crore a year

Surinder Sud / New Delhi September 15, 2008, 5:34 IST Spurious and substandard pesticides worth around Rs 1,200 crore are palmed off to unwary farmers every year. This results in a net loss to the farmers of crops worth about Rs 6,000 crore. These estimates have been compiled by the Agrochemicals Policy Group (APG), a pesticides industry body that aims to promote the safe use of plant protection chemicals.

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