ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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New Vistas in Pesticides

New Vistas in Pesticides Hansavivek NATIONAL ORGANIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES (NOCIL) has got a 'letter of intent' for manufacture of organophosphorous pesticides based on indigenous technology. Pilot plant trials of the project have been satisfactory and the company is expecting conversion of the 'letter of intent' for monocrotophos, one of the organophosphorous pesticides, into an industrial licence shortly. Meanwhile, the company is distributing formulated monocrotophos based on imported technical material. This is being done to develop the-market in anticipation of the marketing of its own technical material to be manufactured in its organophosphates plant. The company has also added to its marketing range methyl methacrylate and poly-methyl methacrylate manufactured by Polymers Corporation of Gujarat. For the other organophos- phate, chlorfenvinphos, the company has finalised arrangements with National Research Development Corporation and Regional Research Laboratory, Jorhat, for the development of technology for its manufacture. An application for manufacture or cypermethrin, a synthetic pyrethroid which belongs to the latest generation of pesticides, was submitted to the government In June 1979 and it is' expected that a 'letter of intent' will be granted to the company at an early date. Agrochemical activities of the company are proposed to be located at a green site in a 'backward' area near Chiplun in Maharashtra, Construction at this site is to start soon.

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