UP government took a big decision to keep Basmati rice pure, banned 10 pesticides

Kharif season is at its peak. In which weeding and plowing of paddy, the main crop of Kharif season, is going on. So there the crop of early variety of paddy is ripe and ready. Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has taken an important decision. Under which the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh has given 10 pesticides The use of is banned. The state government has taken this decision while ensuring the purity of Basmati rice. Uttar Pradesh has taken this decision after the recommendation of APEDA.

Actually India is the world’s leading Basmati rice exporting country. Under which Basmati rice is exported from India to many countries of the world every year. But, last year the European Union had returned the consignment, questioning the purity of India’s Basmati. In view of this, the UP government has taken this decision.

Basmati rice consignment was returned due to excessive use of pesticides

Where is the smell of Basmati of India in the Gulf countries as well as in many countries of Europe. For example, a large quantity of Basmati rice is exported every year. But, last year, several European Union countries had returned a consignment of basmati rice from India citing high use of pesticides. After this, APEDA recommended several states to ban the use of certain insecticides during the Kharif season. After which the Punjab and Haryana government had banned the use of many pesticides. In this episode, now Uttar Pradesh has banned pesticides.

15% reduction on basmati exports

Internationally, due to this stain on Basmati rice, its market was affected. For example, many countries cut exports less. According to the data, after the case of high pesticide content found in Indian Basmati rice, there was a decrease of 15 percent in its exports. For example, the export of Basmati rice has decreased by about Rs 6000 crore in the last four years itself.

These pesticides have been banned

The Uttar Pradesh government has banned a total of 10 pesticides. These include tricyclozol, buprofezine, acephate, chlorpyrifos, methamidophos, propiconazole, thiomethaxam, profenaphos, isoprothiolene and carbendazim.

Ban has been imposed in 30 districts of the state

Basmati rice is produced more in all these 30 districts. The districts where the use of pesticides have been banned include Meerut, Aligarh, Auraiya, Bareilly, Badaun, Pilibhit, Rampur, Shahjahanpur, Etah, Kasganj, Farrukhabad, Firozabad, Etawah, Baghpat, Bulandshahr, 10 by the Uttar Pradesh government. The ban imposed on pesticides will not be applicable in the entire state. This ban will be applicable in 30 districts of the state. Amroha, Bijnor, Saharanpur, Muzaffargar, Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hathras, Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri, Hapur, Moradabad, Sambhal, Shamli and Kannauj are included.

ICAR solved the problem

To stop the increasing use of pesticides in Basmati paddy, even though the governments are banning pesticides. But, ICAR has found a solution to the problem by identifying its real cause. In fact, farmers were using more pesticides due to more diseases in Basmati paddy. Because of this, high amount of pesticides were being found in Basmati rice. This was affecting its market. Resolving this issue, ICAR has developed new anti-inflammatory varieties of Basmati paddy.

ICAR improved the Pusa Basmati 1509 and prepared it in 1847. Whereas after improving 1121 and correcting 1885 and 1401, developed a disease resistant variety named 1886. Therefore, there was no need for pesticides in them. About seven thousand farmers of GI (Geographical Indication) area of ​​Basmati have sown these new varieties this year.

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