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HIL(India) to supply 25 tonnes of pesticides to Iran to control locust invasion

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locust control Pesticide to IranOn May 24, 2020 HIL, (India) Limited (Formerly- Hindustan Insecticides Limited) a Public sector undertakings(PSU) under Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers is in process to produce & supply 25 tonnes of   Malathion Technical to Iran for the Locust Control Program under government arrangements.

Key Point

  • The Union Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) has approached HIL for manufacturing and supply of this commodity to Iran. 

Major Highlights

i.Export– HIL has exported 10 tonnes of fungicide Mancozeb to Latin American country Peru and another 12 tonnes will be exported in the next one week. 

ii.Agreement– It has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for the supply of Malathion Technical to Rajasthan and Gujarat for the Locust Control Programme

iii.Supply– Till next week HIL  had manufactured and supplied 67 tonnes of Malathion Technical.It supplied malathion Technical to municipal corporations for dengue and chikungunya control programme.

  • As per the supply order placed by ministry of family welfares, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme(NVBDCP) programmes, the supply of 314 tonnes of Dichloro diphenyl trichloroethane(DDT) 50% wdp to various states like Rajasthan,  Punjab ,Odisha,Andhra pradesh etc was executed 
  • The company is in the process of supplying a balance quantity of 252 tonnes to other states.
  • HIL produced 120 tonnes of Malathion Technical, 120.40 Tonnes of DDT Technical, 288 Tonees of DDT 50%,  21 Tonnes of HILGOLD (Water Soluble Fertilizer), 12 Tonnes of Mancozeb Fungicide for Exports and 35 Tonnes of different agrochemical formulations during the  lockdown period till 15th May 2020 so that farming community and health department may not have the affects of the lockdown.

About NVBDCP

It was launched in 2003-04 by merging National anti -malaria control programme, National Filaria Control Programme and Kala Azar Control programmes. It is an umbrella programme for prevention and control of malaria and other vector borne diseases.

Nodal Agency- The nodal agency responsible for planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programme at all levels is the Directorate of NVBDCP under the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

About MEA:
Union Minister– Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Minister of State– V. Muraleedharan(Constituency- Vadakara, Kerala)