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Why no ban on toxic pesticides despite review?

Source: Times of India, New Delhi, Date: October , 2017

Source: Times of India, New Delhi, Oct 13, 2017:- An independent fact-finding team of farmer rights groups and farm experts has pointed out several loopholes in the ground-level monitoring mechanism of sale and use of pesticides in Yavatmal district, Maharashtra, which saw a number of deaths in the past few weeks due to pesticide poisoning. It also blamed both state and central governments for overlooking the issue of systemic failure on different fronts. The 19-page report noted that many of the pesticides involved in the current spate of poisoning had been reviewed by a central committee in the past, but unfortunately it recommended for its continuation.

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