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It has been over three decades since India Today, one of India’s leading publication covered a story on the problem of
fake pesticides in Punjab and Haryana. In these last 35 years,
the predicament of farmers in India has worsened year by year, as they continue to fight a grim battle against fake pesticides. On the other hand, the fake pesticides industry in
India has been growing at an annual rate of 20 per cent and
now constitutes approximately 30 per cent of the total crop
While fighting fake pesticides is a complex problem, the
adoption of new generation authentication solutions can greatly help various stakeholders in tackling this growing menace.
The article highlights this core issue and details on its various types along with the reasons for the increase in counterfeit pesticides. The story also brings to light the authentication solutions that can be implemented in India to curb this menace to a great extent in the interest of farmers, industry and country.