On the other hand scientists has spoken to have claimed that pesticides can kill a person even with very minute doses.
CCFI being a body of the Indian Agro Chemical Industry, Shroff spoke in favour of the pesticide industry during an interaction with TOI on Thursday. Shroff, who was in the city for the Agrovision exhibition, is also the chairman of the United Phosphorous Ltd, the biggest pesticide manufacturer in India. He claimed that he had met the Union agriculture secretary who too was convinced that pesticides were not the cause of deaths.
Shroff has made a submission to the SIT and has sent copies to the state agriculture minister. He claimed that doctors in Yavatmal GMCH too agreed that the deaths were not due to inhalation.
“Doctors have no clinical evidence that pesticides caused the deaths. I challenge them to prove it clinically,” said Shroff. He also denied that the concoction of chemicals would have a different effect. He said all that was just a story.