India has delivered second consignment of Malathion, a 95% ultra-low volume pesticide, to Iran via the Chabahar port to support Tehran’s desert locust-fighting efforts.
India supplies second batch of 20,000 litres of environment friendly pesticide Malathion to Iran through Chabahar Port to fight the desert locusts menace. Consignment handed over today. #humanitarianassistance #foodsecurity #regionalcooperation pic.twitter.com/CB2YHDnmFU— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) March 18, 2021
Notably, India supplied the first consignment of 20,000 litres of Malathion to the Islamic Republic of Iran in June 2020.
Last year, India approached Pakistan and Iran for a coordinated regional response to the desert locusts’ threat.