The proposed unit with a manufacturing capacity of 3,415 tonne per month technical grade pesticides will be established at the Dahej-III Industrial Estate in Bharuch.
The Agriculture Ministry has sought views from stakeholders after an expert panel recommended that 13 pesticides /insecticides should be banned completely by 2020.
German drugs and pesticides maker Bayer forecast a year without earnings growth for its agricultural products business on Wednesday, as it seeks to complete its USD66 billion deal to take over U.S. seeds giant Monsanto.
The pesticides market in the country is expected to witness 12-15 percent growth and touch Rs 33,000 crore in FY16 even as the industry is suffering heavy losses due to faulty government policies, a senior industry official has said.
According to MK Dhanuka, monsoon is the biggest challenge for the agro-industry and if it will be normal then the company will have minimum 25 percent growth in next three years.
The deaths sparked protests in Bihar. The lunch was part of India's Mid-Day Meal Scheme that covers 120 million children and aims to tackle malnutrition and encourage school attendance. It had already drawn widespread complaints over food safety.
Organic produce and meat typically isn't any better for you than conventional food when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, although it does generally reduce exposure to pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a U.S. study.
Scientists have discovered ways in which even low doses of widely used pesticides can harm bumblebees and honeybees, interfering with their homing abilities and making them lose their way.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18, Rajesh Agarwal, chairman and managing director of Insecticides India says that in the first quarter, the company has seen 10-15% increase in the market price.
RG Agarwal, Chairman of the company tells CNBC-TV18 that Dhanuka is poised for capacity expansion through setting up a new facility on their newly acquired land.
Pollutants ranging from pesticides to illicit drugs have been found in fresh water aquifers beneath a Caribbean resort in Mexico and could damage future tourism unless the region cleans up, a UN-backed study said on Sunday.