The pesticides may be applied according to the severity of infestation of the pest/infection of the disease in a need-based manner. Whenever the government bans a chemical, recommendation for its use automatically stands cancelled. Central Insecticide Board and Registration Committee, Government of India has published the list of pesticide formulations banned in India in its official website (http://cibrc.gov.in). This list is periodically updated by CIB&RC which will stand applicable to the KAU recommendations, as and when modified. The list of banned, withdrawn and restricted pesticides as on date by CIB&RC is given in Appendix 12. The substitutes for pesticides banned by Government of Kerala, proposed as interim recommendation based on approved use by CIB&RC, notified vide G.O(M.S) No.123/2011/Agri dated 12/5/2011 are given in Appendix 13.
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