An Open letter to Joint secretory agriculture

To Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
(Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare)
Shri Atish Chandra,
Joint Secy.
The article’s soul to be reach to Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Indian Agro Chemical Ban 2020 or it is a Bet of Rs. 20000 Cr. (Effect of 15000 crore
export of agro chemical sales and 5000 Crore domestic agro chemical sales) in these
times of Corona Pandemic. The draft order issued by the concerned department at
this time of Pandemic and also when economy is down, is not appreciated.
1) The products listed in the Draft Order, are products which goes in combination
with some non -listed products. Which means, these non-listed products will
automatically face the ban in absence of its combination partner. So the number
of the product in the ban list will increase to 35-40
2) Banning these products will make our farmers dependent of Imported /
Patented products by the Multinational companies, which will definitely be
sold at 500 time of its manufacturing cost, thus reducing the income for the
farmers. This again is in deviation with the GOI’s promise of Doubling the
Farmer’s Income in next 5 years.
3) Logic behind the proposed ban sometimes defies the very objective of it.
 For example, Sulphosulphuron, a green triangle product with no complaints
of any kind of toxicity is proposed for ban because, a weed like Phalaris minor
has developed resistance against it in few states (Not everywhere). If
Resistance is the issue, then why to ban Mancozeb which is a multisite
resistance management product which has not allowed any fungus to develop
resistance against it since last 70 years?
 If you are banning zineb then what about propineb
4) Banning molecules ranging from Pre-emergence weedicides, to useful
fungicides like Carbendazim or Mancozeb. If not, why to push the farmers
and the Nation as a whole into greater difficulties? India is not a stage for the
Trial and Error experiment.
5) The draft letter is being issued by Joint Secretary in Ministry of Agriculture,
Govt Of India. (I think a very-very senior post or more than a senior
bureaucrat), I’m not able to understand Do Joint secretary works as per plan of
GoI or they just tossed the below points.
1) Make in India,
2) AtmaNirbhar
3) Doubling the farmers income
My Last statement on this letter of draft of banned agro-chemical is…
 In Last fifty years, Do Indian Agriculture Universities or ICAR or GoI had
ever researched or developed any herbicide or weedicide or fungicide or even
a simple chemistry of Insecticides…
 Any farmers get benefitted from chemical research of GoI???
 100% foreign chemistry we are using, Govt of India even don’t have proper
Chemical testing facilities, that means GoI only know how to ban, nothing
else…
 And
 If you are too much serious (andar se atma tak) about health of stakeholders
and environment than NO OTHER NEW CHEMICAL REGISTERATION
AND SALE PERMISSION TO BE GIVEN.
Let us stand on our own – Organically…
AND NOW DON’T ASK FOR SOLUTIONS SIR, FIRST YOU CREATE ISSUES
AND THEN ASK FOR SOLUTIONS.
Regards and Jai Hind
Parichay Kamthana
9925200073
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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