Maharashtra: Four people currently undergo treatment for pesticide poisoning
A local farmer leader and district chief Shetkari Warkari Sanghatana Sikander Shah demanded that the agriculture department provide kits and organise tehsil level training camps for farmers.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir, who was in the district today, has instructed the agriculture department to ensure that farmers do not undertake to spray of pesticides without the stipulated safety gear including masks. "We will provide free kits soon to farmers.
The agriculture assistants of the department have been asked to keep a watch on the spraying of pesticides," Ahir, a Lok Sabha MP from nearby Chandrapur, said.
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