FAQ CIL

What are the samples analyzed by Central Insecticides Laboratory?

Central Insecticide Laboratory (CIL) is a referral laboratory for analyzing/testing of pesticides/insecticides samples referred by the court of law, Insecticide Inspectors of Central and State Government notified under the Insecticides Act, 1968 and other government agencies.

What are the samples analyzed by Chemistry Division of CIL?

Chemistry Division of CIL undertakes the analysis of pesticides/insecticides samples referred by the court of law, Insecticide Inspectors of Central and State Government notified under the Insecticides Act, 1968 and other government agencies as well as samples received from CIB&RC for pre-registration verification of samples.

What are the samples analyzed by Bioassay Division of CIL?

Bioassay division of CIL undertakes the analysis of Insecticides, weedicides, Fungicides, Herbicides and Biopesticide samples referred by the court of law, Insecticide Inspectors of Central and State Government notified under the Insecticides Act, 1968 and other government agencies as well as samples received from CIB & RC for pre-registration verification (PRV) of samples.

What is the scope of Medical Toxicology Division?

Safety evaluation of Pesticides to the human being and the environment by adopting several measures i.e. Toxicity Testing on small laboratory Animals(Rodents), Public awareness for safe use of Pesticides, identifying pesticides poisoning cases and providing inputs to the government.

What works are presently being undertaken by Medical Toxicology Division?

(i) Toxicity evaluation of pesticides by conducting Acute Oral /Dermal LD-50 toxicity Studies on wistar albino rats.
(ii)Providing farmers field training on the safe and judicious use of pesticides.
(iii) Maintaining Animal House of wistar Albino rats. These rats are care, breed and issued for Toxicity Studies.

What are the samples analyzed by packaging and processing division?

Packaging and processing division analyze the pesticide samples sent by state insecticide inspector or state agriculture department notified under Rule 5 (C) of the Insecticides Act 1968 for verification of label claims, leaflets & packaging.

Whether is it possible to analyze unregistered bio pesticide samples in Bioassay division, CIL?

No. Only registered bio-pesticides are analyzed.

Whether bio pesticide samples drawn from Central Insecticides Inspector can be sent directly to CIL for analysis?

Yes, it can be sent directly to Director, Central Insecticides Laboratory (CIL)
Directorate of Plant Protection Quarantine &Storage, NH-IV, Faridabad-121001, Haryana

What all documents have to be sent to CIL along with the pesticide sample for analysis?

The sample(s) to be analyzed should be accompanied with a copy of duly filled Form XXI bearing information like TECHNICAL NAME OF FORMULATION, BATCH NUMBER, DATE OF MANUFACTURING, DATE OF EXPIRY, DATE OF SAMPLING, CODE NUMBER/IDENTIFICATION MARK and STATE OF PACKING (i.e whether in original packing or loose sample), QUANTITY/VOLUME of sample(s).

The covering letter/information slip should be properly marked whether the sample is for First Analysis or Re-analysis and should bear complete details of the sender like Full Name & Designation along with complete postal address (district, taluka/zila details etc. with pin code, name of state, etc.), contact number and/or e-mail id and details of payment made (UTR No., date and amount).

The sample(s) should be sent properly packed and sealed. Sample(s) sent to CIL without bearing the seal of Insecticide Inspector, Agriculture Officer, or any other officer concerned shall NOT be accepted and not taken up for analysis. Also, sample(s) received after its date of expiry shall NOT be entertained and not be taken up for analysis.

For PRV 9(3) following things should be clearly mentioned:
1. Method of analysis
2. Details of specification
3. Proper signed letter
4. Covering letter of sample should reflect date of Manufacturing, date of expiry, formulation quality, volume etc.

The sample (s) should be sent properly packed and sealed. Sample (s) sent to CIL without bearing the seal of Inspector, Agriculture Officer or any other officer concerned shall NOT be accepted and not taken for analysis.

What necessary documents along with pesticide sample should be sent to Packaging and processing division for analysis?

a) Pesticide sample with original leaflet.
b) Copy of certificate of registration issued by CIB&RC Faridabad.
c) Copy of Approved label and leaflets issued by CIB&RC
d) In case of any change in the address of manufacturing unit copy of endorsement letter issued by CIB& RC
e) Complete postal address with pin code of Insecticide inspector / sender for timely dispatch of the test report.
f) Email of sender to dispatch report via email.

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