HIL (India) Limited, a PSU with the approval of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has exported 20.60 Metric tonne of DDT 75 % WP to South Africa for their Malaria control program yesterday.
HIL (India) is one of the sole manufacturer of DDT among the world.The company was integrated in the year 1954 to manufacture and supply DDT to Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for malaria control programme. On 2019-20, the product was totally supplied to 20 States in the country. Moreover, the Company is also exporting the product to many African countries.
The Department of Health, South Africa shall be making use of DDT in three province bounding Mozambique. The region is highly affected with Malaria and it has marked with maximum unhealthiness and lifelessness because of the disease in recent years.
Globally, Malaria has created the major impact on public health. According to the statement of 2018, an estimated 228 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and most malaria cases and deaths (93%) were given the report from African Region. In the South East Asia Region, India has had the majority of cases and death. Evenly spraying of insecticides inside the human habitants such as Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) has proven to be effective mosquito control tool.
World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends DDT as one of the most efficient IRS chemical to curb malaria mosquito menace and it is widely utilized by Southern African countries alike South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique etc. and India.
The Company is additionally, in the process of supplying DDT 75% WP to Zimbabwe (128 MT) and Zambia (113 MT) in the current FY 2020-21.
HIL (India) Limited has recently exported 25 MT of Malathion Technical 95% to Iran under Government-to-Government initiative for the Locust Control Programme and also exported Agrochemical-fungicide (32 MT) to Latin American region.