Pesticides that have been registered in India

Pesticides Registered under section 9 (3) of the Insecticides Act, 1968 

as on 20 / 01 / 2012
S.No. Name of the Pesticides
1. 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy Acetic Acid
2. Acephate
3. Acetamiprid
4. Alachlor
5. Allethrin
6. Alphacypermethrin
7. Alphanaphthyl Acetic Acid
8. Aluminium Phosphide
9. Anilophos
10. Atrazine
11. Aureofungin
12. Azadirachtin (Neem Products)
13. Azoxystrobin
14. Bacillus sphaericus
15. Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis
16. Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki
17. Bacillus thuringiensis var. galleriae
18. Barium Carbonate
19. Beauveria bassiana
20. Bendiocarb
21. Benfuracarb
22. Benomyl
23. Bensulfuron Methyl
24. Beta Cyfluthrin
25. Bifenazate
26. Bifenthrin
27. Bispyribac Sodium
28. Bitertanol
29. Bromadiolone
30. Buprofezin
31. Butachlor
32. Captan
33. Carbaryl
34. Carbendazim
35. Carbofuran
36. Carbosulfan
37. Carboxin
38. Carfentazone Ethyl
39. Carpropamid
40. Cartap Hydrochloride
41. Chlorantraniliprole
42. Chlorfenapyr
43. Chlorimuron ethyl
44. Chlormequat Chloride (CCC)
45. Chlorothalonil
46. Chlorpropham
47. Chlorpyriphos
48. Chlorpyriphos Methyl
49. Cinmethylene
50. Clodinafop-propargyl
51. Clomazone
52. Chlothianidin
53. Copper Hydroxide
54. Copper Oxychloride
55. Copper Sulphate
56. Coumachlor
57. Coumatetralyl
58. Cuprous Oxide
59. Cyfluthrin
60. Cyhalofop-butyl
61. Cymoxanil
62. Cypermethrin
63. Cyphenothrin
64. Dazomet
65. Deltamethrin (Decamethrin)
66. Diazinon
67. Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane (DDT)
68. Dichloropropene and Dichloropropane mixure (DD mixure)
69. Diclorvos (DDVP)
70. Diclofop-Methyl
71. Dicofol
72. Difenocenazole
73. Difenthiuron
74. Diflubenzuron
75. Dimethoate
76. Dimethomorph
77. Dinocap
78. Dithianon
79. Diuron
80. Dodine
81. D-trans Allethrin
82. Edifenphos
83. Emamectin Benzoate
84. Endosulfan*
85. Ethephon
86. Ethiprole
87. Ethion
88. Ethofenprox (Etofenprox)
89. Ethoxysulfuron
90. Ethylene Dichloride and Carbon Tetrachloride mixture (EDCT Mixture 3:1)
91. Famoxadone
92. Fenamidone
93. Fenarimol
94. Fenazaquin
95. Fenitrothion
96. Fenobucarb (BPMC)
97. Fenoxaprop-p-Ethyl
98. Fenpropathrin
99. Fenpyroximate
100. Fenthion
101. Fenvalerate
102. Fipronil
103. Fluazifop-p-butyl
104. Flubendiamide
105. Fluchloralin
106. Flufenacet
107. Flufenoxuron
108. Flufenzine
109. Flusilazole
110. Fluvalinate
111. Forchlorfenuron
112. Fosetyl-Al
113. Gibberellic Acid
114. Glufosinate Ammonium
115. Glyphosate
116. Hexaconazole
117. Hexazinone
118. Hexythiazox
119. Hydrogen Cyanamide
120. Imazamox
121. Imazethapyr
122. Imidacloprid
123. Imiprothrin
124. Indoxacarb
125. Iprobenfos (Kitazin)
126. Iprodione
127. Iprovalicarb
128. Isoprothiolane
129. Isoproturon
130. Kasugamycin
131. Kresoxim Methyl
132. Lambdacyhalothrin
133. Lime Sulphur
134. Linuron
135. Lufenuron
136. Magnesium Phosphide Plates
137. Malathion
138. Mancozeb
139. Mandipropamid
140. Mepiquate Chloride
141. Mesosulfuron Methyl + Iodosulfuron Methyl Sodium
142. Metaflumizone
143. Metalaxyl
144. Metalaxyl-M
145. Metaldehyde
146. Methabenzthiazuron
147. Methomyl
148. Methoxy Ethyl Mercury Chloride (MEMC)
149. Methyl Bromide
150. Methyl Chlorophenoxy Acetic Acid (MCPA)
151. Methyl Parathion
152. Metiram
153. Metolachlor
154. Metribuzin
155. Metsulfuron Methyl
156. Milbemectin
157. Monocrotophos
158. Myclobutanil
159. Novaluron
160. Nuclear polyhyderosis virus of Helicoverpa armigera
161. Nuclear polyhyderosis virus of Spodoptera litura
162. Orthosulfamuron
163. Oxadiargyl
164. Oxadiazon
165. Oxycarboxin
166. Oxydemeton-Methyl
167. Oxyfluorfen
168. Paclobutrazol
169. Paraquat dichloride
170. Penconazole
171. Pencycuron
172. Pendimethalin
173. Permethrin
174. Phenthoate
175. Phorate
176. Phosalone
177. Phosphamidon
178. Pinoxaden
179. Prallethrin
180. Pretilachlor
181. Primiphos-methyl
182. Profenophos
183. Propanil
184. Propaquizafop
185. Propergite
186. Propetamphos
187. Propiconazole
188. Propineb
189. Propoxur
190. Pseudomonas fluorescens
191. Pyrachlostrobin
192. Pyrazosulfuron ethyl
193. Pyrethrins (pyrethrum )
194. Pyridalyl
195. Pyriproxyfen
196. Pyrithiobac sodium
197. Quinalphos
198. Quizalofop ethyl
199. Quizalofop-P-tefuryl
200. S-bioallethrin
201. Sirmate
202. Sodium Cyanide
203. Spinosad
204. Spiromesifen
205. Streptomycin + Tetracycline
206. sulfosulfuron
207. Sulphur
208. Tebuconazole
209. Temephos
210. Thiacloprid
211. Thifluzamide
212. Thiobencarb (Benthiocarb)
213. Thiodicarb
214. Thiomethoxain
215. Thiometon
216. Thiophanate-Methyl
217. Thiram
218. Transfluthrin
219. Triacontanol
220. Triadimefon
221. Triallate
222. Triazophos
223. Tricholorofon
224. Trichoderma harzianum
225. Trichoderma Viride
226. Tricyclazole
227. Tridemorph
228. Trifloxistrobin
229. Trifluralin
230. Validamycin
231. Verticillium lecanii
232. Zinc Phosphide
233. Zineb
234. Ziram

Endosulfan* :- Endosulfan has been banned by the Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 13-05-2011 for production, use & sale, all over India, till further orders vide ad-Interim order in the Writ Petition (Civil) No. 213 of 2011.

Pesticides and their formulation registered under the Insecticides Act

Insecticides registered under the Insecticides Act for use in Household/Public Health/Rodent etc.

Compendium of Registered pesticides, source of supply and list of manufacturers under Section 9(3) of the Insecticides Act, 1968.

 

It is worth noting that India has registered and continues to have 4 Class Ia pesticides (Bromadiolone, Methyl Parathion ('restricted'), Phorate and Phosphamidon (one formulation banned)) and 15 Class Ib pesticides (Benfuracarb, Carbofuran (one formulation banned), Coumachlor, Coumatetralyl, Cyfluthrin, Dichlorvos, Edifenphos, Fenthion (restricted), Monocrotophos ('restricted'), Methomyl (one formulation banned), Oxydemeton-Methyl, Sodium Cyanide ('┬śrestricted'), Thiometon, Triazophos and Zinc Phosphide).

Further, there are 76 pesticides that are classified under WHO Class II pesticides.

TOGETHER, CLASS I AND II PESTICIDES IN INDIA CONSTITUTE A WHOPPING 40% OF THE PESTICIDES REGISTERED. IN TERMS OF THE VOLUME OF USE, THEY CONSTITUTE AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THE MARKET. It should also be remembered that acute toxicity is only one facet of the poisoning possible from pesticides!

Though the industry argues that pesticides are indispensable and that farmers and others should learn how to use them "safely", a variety of factors lead to unsafe use (even if we assume for a minute that these toxins are indeed safe) including aggressive marketing by the industry.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) recommends that WHO Ia and Ib pesticides should not be used in developing countries, and if possible class II should also be avoided.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE WHO CLASSIFICATION OF PESTICIDES AS PER THEIR ACUTE TOXICITY HERE (2009).