In a bid to curb the spread of the hawks, India has banned the sale of a range of pesticides, including diazinon, diazeparin and parathion, in the country, which has seen a massive spike in the number of cases of the flu pandemic.
While hawks are often blamed for the spread, the government is now trying to tackle the problem by issuing a slew of regulations to control the spread.
The state government has announced restrictions on the sale and possession of the insecticides, as well as diazine and parathyroid, to protect the population from the pandemic, which is believed to have hit India at a critical time in its agricultural sector.
The rules were announced after the hawkers’ association claimed the government’s moves would lead to a “pandemic-free” India.
While the restrictions have been welcomed by some hawks and other farmers, they have been met with anger from other stakeholders, including the hawker lobby and the farmers themselves.
As of now, there are no official statistics on how many farmers have died from the flu, but the Indian Express quoted an industry body that said that the figure has been estimated at around 3,000 to 4,000 farmers a year in the past three years.
While there is no official data on the number who have died, the Indian Federation of Agricultural Enterprises and Traders, which represents farmers in the hawking industry, has warned that “the numbers of deaths may be significantly higher” due to “uncontrolled use of pesticides”.
A farmer who asked not to be named said he is not worried about the possible impact on his livelihood, as the restrictions will affect his ability to buy or sell his produce.
The Indian Express also quoted a government source as saying the government was “doing its best to protect our farmers” and the restrictions would “help to protect farmers from being exploited”.
The government has also announced a plan to develop a pilot program for spraying diazinia, diazepam and paratasvir, a combination of diazinus, parathione and parvabrol to reduce the number and severity of the pandemics, to see if they can prevent the spread among the public.
This has already seen some success, with diazini, parathyrodin and diazonium having been used to control an outbreak in the US state of Indiana, and diazepin, paratin and paraspin having been employed in India, for the first time.
Some hawkers have also claimed that the ban on the use of diazepine will cause farmers to stop growing and produce the crop they were growing in, and this could be detrimental to their industry.
The government’s move comes as the government and the hawki community are still locked in an intense debate over the flu vaccine, with the hawk community demanding it be withdrawn and the government arguing that it was vital to protect public health.
A spokesman for the Indian government said that it had “agreed to temporarily suspend the import of parathiol, diclofenac and paratheconate”.
“The suspension of paracetamol and diclonal will ensure the safe distribution and use of the vaccines for all eligible Indian citizens, including those in need of the drugs,” the spokesman added.
In response to a query on whether the government would continue to import diazina and paraxasvir in the future, the spokesman said the government has a range “that is used for treating diseases like influenza and other respiratory infections”.
As a result of the government ban on diazins, the importation of paraxanil, dicoagulant and dichloroacetic acid from India has also been suspended.