Control of Pesticides Act to be amended



The requirement of the amendment of the Control of Pesticides Act No. 33 of 1980 has been recognized adhering to the approaches / trends that assist the monitoring priorities that are prevailing at the global level in the pesticides industry and the investigations applicable to the swelling illegal activities. 

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the resolution furnished by the Minister of Agriculture to instruct the Legal Draftsman to prepare a draft bill that included the recovery of state finance spent for destroying the illegal pesticide in an environment – friendly manner from the offenders, activities pertaining to prevention of illegal actions performed redundantly by offenders and strengthening the penalties.


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