11) The United Nations Environment Programme, through the Stockholm convention on POPs, listed 12 organochlorine pesticides as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Most of them are used in India by farmers and are found at alarming levels on vegetables and fruits. Examine the magnitude, implications of and reasons behind blatant use of these pesticides and insecticides in India.

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Topic: environmental pollution and degradation

11) The United Nations Environment Programme, through the Stockholm convention on POPs, listed 12 organochlorine pesticides as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Most of them are used in India by farmers and are found at alarming levels on vegetables and fruits. Examine the magnitude, implications of and reasons behind blatant use of these pesticides and insecticides in India. (200 Words)

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