SC to hear plea seeking ban on 85 pesticides

Petition also seeks to empower State governments to take decisions on prohibition of these deadly poisons
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine a plea seeking ban on nearly 85 pesticides that are being used in India on the grounds that they pose health hazard. A Bench of Justices Arun Misra and Vineet Saran issued notices to the Centre and other authorities concerned on the plea, which also sought empowering State governments to take decisions at their level for prohibition and restriction related to pesticides.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/sc-to-hear-plea-seeking-ban-on-85-pesticides/article24972220.ece

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