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[pib] Antibiotics in Crops

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Read the attached story

Mains level : Not Much

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has informed about certain registered pesticides/antibiotics.

Registered Antibiotics in Crops

  • Aureofungin, Kasugamycin, Validamycin and Streptomycin+ Tetracycline combination are antibiotics which are registered under the Insecticide Act 1968 for use as pesticides to combat certain fungal and bacterial diseases in plants.
  • Use of the above pesticides is regulated under the Insecticide Act 1968 and the rules framed thereunder.
  • While registering the pesticide, the label and leaflets are also approved which contains the details of crop, disease/pest against which it is recommended, dose rate, directions about use, chemical composition, toxicity triangle, precautions to use and packaging specifications.
  • They are registered for use in the country by the Registration Committee only after satisfying about their efficacy and safety to human health, animal and environment.
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