As many as seven kinds of green vegetables, including yardlong beans and gourds, were destroyed and 11 others quarantined after excessive amounts of pesticides were found in them.
According to officials, a large number of dangerous pesticides are utilized in cauliflower, yardlong beans, and other off-season vegetables. If excessive amounts of pesticides are detected, we will take the control of the vegetables and will quarantine them Tests are done on the quarantined vegetables every two days to assess the pesticide residual level, and if the residue level has decreased to an acceptable level, we return the vegetables to the market to the traders.” Pesticides are used by farmers to protect crops against insects, weeds, fungus, and other pests.
How green leaf vegetables are helpful for humans?
Incredible Benefits of Green Leafy Vegetables for Brain Power and Memory Green leafy vegetables when consumed regularly in diet help to increase brain power and prevent memory loss.
How pesticides, herbicides & chemical fertilizer harmful?
Pesticides, according to the World Health Organization, are potentially hazardous to human health and can have both acute and chronic health impacts depending on the quantity and kind of exposure.
According to officials, the usage of harmful pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers has increased in recent years. Long-term intake of pesticide-laden vegetables and fruits, according to doctors, can result in renal failure, heart and lung diseases, mental health issues, and cancer. Such fruits and vegetables may also have an effect on pregnant women and damage fetuses. Pesticides are frequently used to eliminate insects, fungus, weeds, and illnesses that harm plants and crops.
How Eswachh helps Farmers?
Eswachh promotes organic farming and manufactures Organic manure made from Kitchen vegetables. This manure does not contain harmful pesticides, herbicides. The manure helps the farmers to improve the soil structure and texture. With Organic manure applied the moister is retained for a longer duration and manure releases the minerals to the plants roots slowly. This gives plants faster germination and fruitification.