Dhaka, Bangladesh
JS passes Pesticides Bill, 2018

JS passes Pesticides Bill, 2018

The Jatiya Sangsad on Monday passed the Pesticides Bill, 2018 with a view to make rational use and quality control of the pesticides for achieving food autarky through enhancing agricultural productivity. Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury moved the bill in the house with Deputy Speaker Md Fazley Rabbi Mia in the chair. The House passed the bill with voice votes, reports BSS. In the proposed bill, the agriculture minister said with a view to bring all activities under the act, the proposed new bill was made annulling the Pesticides Ordinance, 1971 which was promulgated for controlling the import, production, selling, distribution, manufacturing and use of the pesticides for the agriculture production and welfare of the people's health care, she said. Piloting the bill, she said pesticides is a sensitive agricultural ingredient, so its [pesticides] use increase the production of the crops in one and appropriate application through controlling exorbitant use of the ingredient is very important on the other. In the proposed bill, Matia said registration of dealers, renewal of the registration term, cancellation of the registration, to award license for import and production of pesticides, license renewal, handover, cancellation, etc.

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