28 banned pesticides in farming

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The need of potent pesticides and chemicals

Indian Government and Indian Spice Board has been taking considerable steps in improving the farming culture of India. Since the year of 2013, there are a variety of practices that the government of India is constantly banning related to the cultivation of spices and herbs for exports.

The demand for the supply and manufacture of Indian spices has been ever increasing globally. Countries such as US, China, Germany rely on the Indian spice manufacturers, suppliers and exporters to fulfill their needs.

Apart from the International demand of spice exporters, India itself is also among the largest consumer of Indian spices. Indian citizens from every state and culture use a variety of spices such as turmeric, ginger, red chilly, cardamom, cumin, coriander etc in cooking everyday dishes.

Due to such a soaring demand of Indian spices and herbs, the manufacturers of spices are sometimes under a pressure to deliver more than they can supply. This pressure is passed further to the farmers who’re actually the producers of spices.

Farmers observe high profits when they’re able to sufficiently supply the expected amount of Indian spices. The desire to earn more and help them grow their families and farm clouds the vision of a farmer which leads him to use products that are harmful to the consumers in the long run.

List of banned pesticides for cultivation of spices

Government of India banned a long list of pesticides that were previously used in the cultivation of spices in India. These pesticides created a wide array of problems in the human body due to the harsh chemical composition and their manufacturing approach.

These pesticides were banned for use, manufacture and import by the Indian Government.

Here’s the list : [Source – Indian Spice Board ]

1 Aldicarb
2 Aldrin
3 Benzene Hexachloride
4 Calcium Cyanide
5 Chlorbenzilate
6 Chlordane
7 Chlorofenvinphos
8 Copper Acetoarsenite
9 Dibromochloropropane
10 Dieldrin
11 Endrin
12 Ethyl Mercury Chloride
13 Ethyl Parathion
14 Ethylene Dibromide
15 Heptachlor

Lindane (Gamma-HCH)(Banned vide Gazette Notification No S.O. 637(E) Dated 25/03/2011)-Banned for Manufecture,Import or Formulate w.e.f. 25th March,2011 and banned for use w.e.f. 25th March,2013.

17 Maleic Hydrazide
18 Menazon
19 Metoxuron
20 Nitrofen
21 Paraquat Dimethyl Sulphate
22 Pentachloro Nitrobenzene
23 Pentachlorophenol
24 Phenyl Mercury Acetate
25 Sodium Methane Arsonate
26 TCA (Trichloro acetic acid)
27 Tetradifon
28 Toxaphene(Camphechlor)

Several farmers till date are using multiple banned pesticides for the cultivation of Indian spices and herbs. In order to regulate and check the quality of the produce, there are several ‘Quality inspection society’ in the aid of importers and buyers of spices from India.

Inspection societies such as SGS ( Société Générale de Surveillance ) are reliable when it comes to verifying the contents and the quality of the products you’re purchasing from the international market.

Flora spices is an APEDA and Indian Spice Board certified manufacturer, supplier and exporter of spices in India. Our products are in compliance with the International standards set by various countries.

We allow thorough inspection of our spices and herbs through the Quality inspection society of your choice. Apart from that, we’re also US FDA certified exporters of spices and herbs.

We’re manufacturers of spices such as Whole Dry Red Chilly, Powdered Chilly, Turmeric Finger, Turmeric Powder, Black Pepper, Cumin Seeds, Green Cardamom, Dry Ginger, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder and Indian Chickpeas.

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