Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding banning of harmful pesticides in India, 27/03/2023

  • 27/03/2023

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Vanashakti & Other Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/03/2023.

The Supreme Court directed the Union Government to place on record the final report of the Dr S K Khurana sub committee and the report dated September 6, 2022 of the committee chaired by Dr T P Rajendran. The Union Government was also directed to file a further affidavit explaining the basis on which action has been taken presently only with respect to three pesticides in the notification dated 2 February 2023.

The bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Justice Pamidighantam Sri Narasimha and Justice Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala listed the case for further hearing on April 28.

The pleas filed by NGO Vanashakti and others had sought a ban on harmful pesticides in India as they cause health issues.