HICA emphasizes on educating the consumer pertaining to safety, health and welfare, while dealing with and using Home Insecticides products for achieving safe home environs for pest free/disease free living.
Household pesticides products business comprises of RS.12500 crores annually. The products manufactured and marketed include mosquito coils, liquid repellants, vaporizers, aerosols, etc. for household usage.
These products are used mainly to combat nuisance of many insect species ie. mosquitoes, cockroaches, houseflies, etc. Mosquitoes and other insects pose greater challenges as they act as vectors of many diseases like malaria, filarial, dengue, chikungunya. During outbreak of such diseases household insecticides become the mainstay for protection. These home insecticides play a ‘lifesaving role during deadly epidemics’.
Considering the importance of household products as an intervention tool for many fatal and debilitating diseases, it requires a priority attention to facilitate product registration process, bringing innovative , safe, and affordable products to the Indian consumers.