Consumption And Demand of Pesticides:
The consumption of pesticides in technical grade during Rabi 2014-15 was 1848 MT against the demand of 2130 MT. and in Kharif 2014-15 the consumption of pesticides in technical grade is 3851 MT against the demand of 4290 MT. Thus the total consumption of pesticides in technical grade during 2014-15 is 5699 MT against the total demand of 6370 MT. The projected demand for Kharif, 2015-16 is 4240 MT & for Rabi 2015-16 is 2130MT and Biopesticides consumption in kharif 2014-15 is 127.22 MT against demand of 77.50 MT and Rabi 2014-15 consumption of 4.40 MT against demand of 12.00 MT.
Availability and Distribution of pesticides:
In Punjab state the pesticides are distributed to the farmers through Govt./Semi Govt. Agencies, Co-operative Societies and registered dealers. The total numbers of sale points as on 31.01.15 are 11990, out of which 270 sale points are of State Department of Agriculture, 909 in Co-operative and 10811 are in private sector.
Area under application of chemical & Biopesticies:
The cultivated area under the application of chemical & Bio-pesticides is 35.77 thousand hectares out of which 34.90 thousand hectares is under Chemical pesticides only and 0.87 thousand hectares is under use of bio pesticides, while 0.51 thousand hectares area is under use of both bio and chemical pesticides.