Alternatives to Endosulfan available

The Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) Review Committee to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants approved the assessment of 100 chemical alternatives to insecticide and acaricide Endosulfan.  The committee also suggested its non-chemical alternatives.

Which of the approved alternatives are used in India?

Among the approved alternatives which are used in India, some are:-

  • Malathion
  • Aldicarb
  • Carbofuran
  • Cabaryl
  • Fipronil
  • Methyl parathion
  • Pyrethrin

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