Telangana Govt issued guidelines restricting the sale and use of Glyphosate herbicide in Telangana.
- No Glyphosate formulation can be sold in the state till 30th October as no approvals are given by CBRC
- Between November and May farmers can use Glyphosate in non cropped areas but sale is permitted only on specific recommendation of the authorised officer (ADAs/MAOs)
- No retailer can sell any of the Glyphosate formulation without a recommendation slip from extension personnel
- Extension personal should take responsibility of educating the farmers not to use Glyphosate in any crop
- The Department of agriculture has to monitor and report any unauthorised sale/use. any failure to regulate will call for stringent action against the local ADAs/MAOs.