In most of the crops, Indian farmers have lower productivity than the world average. One of the main reasons for this is they do not get genuine crop protection products. This has a knocking effect on the economy as such all possible measures to be taken for overall prosperity of farmers and enable them to use only quality products which are conforming to standards, having efficacy against pest and diseases to reduce crop losses. Exports of agricultural commodities has serious dent when traces of these illegal pesticides are found in the country of exports.
To discuss the various challenges, opportunities and encouraging quality crop protection products and the way forward, FICCI with the support of Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals and Department of Agriculture Cooperation & farmers Welfare, Govt. of India organized a Roundtable Meeting on Supporting Farmers with Quality Crop Protection Products on Friday 15th February, 2019 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.