Dying a green death

Published: Monday 15 July 1996

Bangalore-based scientist C N Sastri has developed a non-toxic eco- friendly insecticide called bugsac. The insecticide -which is prepared from purely herbal ingredients - acts at both the cerebral and cellular levels. It causes the coagulation of the body fluid system of insects, resulting in immediate death. Bugsac is effective against a wide range of insects like flies and cockroaches, and other agricultural pests. The insecticide has been certifled as being eco-friendly by various government-approved testing agencies. The Indian Railways and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited are satisfactorily using the insecticide (Vatis Update, Vol 1, No 16).

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