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What is preventing the widespread adoption of biopesticides in India?

Updated : July 09, 2019 05:48 PM IST

Biopesticides are yet to take off in India despite their enormous market potential and government sanctions, finds a new review.
The United States, Canada and Mexico use up approximately 45 percent of all the globally sold biopesticides while the European Union uses 20 percent.
In India, the cost and the long-drawn-out process involved in the registration of biopesticides are among the reasons deterring companies from engaging in research and development.
What is preventing the widespread adoption of biopesticides in India?
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