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Pesticide residue in paddy: Centre to develop SOP for two formulations, but exporters want more

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has launched an initiative to produce a conventional operating process (SOP) for two pesticides so that paddy farmers can produce fantastic agricultural practices and prevent the existence of their residues in rice exports.

However, rice shippers are trying to find the inclusion of extra pesticides in building these types of SOP. The two pesticides for which SOP would be developed are Tricyclazole and Buprofezin.

“The EIA (Export Inspection Company) examines basmati and non-basmati rice consignments for 22 pesticide residues when they are shipped to Europe. Shipments to other nations, far too, are examined for pesticide residues. But a short while ago, the government launched a programme to produce SOP for only two of the pesticides,” lamented a rice exporter, who did not desire to be recognized.

The exporter claimed that Indian rice shipments face issues about some 15 pesticides, and the government

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