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Jatropha curcas (Linnaeus) belongs to the family of Euphorbiaceae and has been widely known as biofuel crop. Apart from being considered as biofuel crop, Jatropha is also known to possess insecticidal/antifeedant activity. This biopesticide property of Jatropha can be attributed to its specific chemical constituents that can target pest during different stages of life cycle. Chemical constituents such as phorbol esters and terpenoid compounds are responsible for high bioactivity of Jatropha. This paper attempts to evaluate potential of Jatropha as biocide and biopesticide. This study highlights importance of Jatropha as an ideal potential option for incorporation into pest management program.