India to provide locust control pesticide to Iran

HIL (India) Ltd, a Government of India entity under the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, is preparing to supply 25 tonnes of Malathion Technical for the locust control programme in Iran under a Government to Government arrangement

May 25, 2020

The company recently exported 10 tonnes of fungicide Mancozeb to Peru, while another 12 tonnes will be exported soon

HIL has signed an agreement for the supply of Malathion Technical to the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat for control locusts

Amid lockdown, HIL produced 120 tonnes of Malathion Technical, among other formulations for agriculture and health sectors

Many enterprises from India have risen to the challenges of COVID-19 to provide medical and other supplies around the world

HIL (India) Ltd, a Government of India entity under the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, is preparing to supply 25 tonnes of Malathion Technical for the locust control programme in Iran under a Government to Government arrangement. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs had approached HIL, a manufacturer of essential chemicals and pesticides, for the supply to Iran. This contract comes as the latest in a long line of essential chemical supply from India and HIL. The company has exported 10 tonnes of fungicide Mancozeb to Peru, while another 12 tonnes will be exported soon. Such supplies attain key significance amid the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

HIL has also signed an agreement with the Indian Ministry of Agriculture and Famers Welfare for the supply of Malathion Technical to the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat for control locusts. HIL produced and supplied 67 tonnes of Malathion Technical till last week. HIL has also supplied the chemical for dengue and chikungunya control programs. Amid the lockdown period, HIL produced 120 tonnes of Malathion Technical, 120.4 tonnes of DDT Technical, 288 tonnes of DDT 50%, 21 tonnes of HILGOLD (water-soluble fertilizer), 12 tonnes of Mancozeb fungicide for exports and 35 tonnes of different agrochemical formulations for agriculture and health sectors. 

HIL’s chemical supply is another milestone in strengthening ties between India and Iran. Recently, the company had supplied 314 tonnes of DDT 50% wdp to Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, among other states, under the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP). The firm is in the process of supplying an additional quantity of 252 MT to other states. Meanwhile, the credit rating of the Central PSU has been upgraded to BBB- from BB which is a stable investment grade. Many such enterprises from India, both government-run and private, have risen to the challenges of COVID-19 to provide medical and other supplies around the world.