Conditions of Paraquat Use in India

This Report from 2015 shows that the herbicide paraquat is widely used under high–risk conditions in India. Rules and recommendations are often ignored, and users have no means to protect themselves and to get relevant information. The victims are farmers and workers who are suffering from numerous adverse health effects caused by paraquat. The report’s authors call on the 154 Parties to the Rotterdam Convention to add the most common paraquat formulation to the Convention when they meet in three weeks’ time in Geneva. Such a listing will support developing countries to make an informed decision on the importation of paraquat.