NGT tells govt., CPCB to file report on chemical pesticides petition

The Hindu | Feb 21, 2020 at 8:10 PM
  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to furnish a report on a plea seeking directions to restrict the use of chemical pesticides.
  • The directions came when the green panel was hearing a plea moved by Shailesh Singh who sought directions to restrict the use of chemical pesticides citing adverse effects on public health due to contamination of soil.
  • Referring to a study carried out by King George Medical College, Lucknow, the plea contended that the use of pesticides had harmful effects on the soil and subsequently people’s health.