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Name

                                    Status

Alluminium phosphide

It is to be sold only to government undertakings/ organizations and to be used under strict supervision of government expert or Pest Control Operators 

Captafol

Shall be used only as seed dresser.
Its use as foliar spray is banned

Dieldrin

Use of Dieldrin shall be restricted for locust control in desert areas.

Ethylene dibromide (EDB)

Use of EDB shall be restricted as fumigant for foodgrains through Central Govt./State Govt. undertakings/Government organizations.

Methyl bromide

Restriction of its sale and use is similar to that of Aluminium phosphide.

Sodium cyanide

Use of sodium cyanide shall be restricted for fumigation of cotton bales by Plant Protection Advisor to the Govt. of India

Lindane (HCH/BHC)

Use of Lindane formulations generating smoke for indoor use is prohibited in India.  It can be used for control of insect pests of field crops

Methyl parathion

Use is permitted only on those crops where honey bees are not acting as pollinators

Carbaryl

Not to be sprayed at flowering stage of crops.  

DDT

Restricted for use in public health only.

MEMC (Methoxyethyl mercuric chloride)

Use is permitted only on those crops where honey bees are not acting as pollinators.

 


Source: Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana , 2006 as cited in SOE, Punjab 2007