केंद्रीय कीटनाशक प्रयोगशाला

The Central Insecticides Laboratory was set up under Section 16 of the Insecticides Act, 1968 with the major objectives of pre and post registration verification of the properties performance and hazards of pesticides and the proposed use claimed by the Toxicology manufacturers. It has four Divisions namely Bioassay Division, Chemistry Division, Division Medical and Packaging and Processing Division.

The functions of the Laboratory as envisaged under Rule 5 of Insecticides Rules 1971 are as follows:-

Functions of CIL:

  • To analyze such samples of insecticides sent to it under the Act by any officer or authority and submission of certificates of analysis to the concerned authority.
  • To carry out such investigations as may be necessary for the purpose of ensuring the conditions of Registration of Insecticides.
  • To determine the efficacy and toxicity of insecticides;

To carry out such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Central Government or by a State Government with the permission of the Central Government & after consultation with the Central Insecticides Board.

Activities of CIL

  1. To verify Quality of samples of Insecticides, submitted by any Officer or Authority Authorized by the Central or State Government.
  2. To investigate Insecticides with a view to verify conditions of registration.
  3. To determine efficacy and Toxicity of Insecticides; and
  4. Any other function as may be entrusted by the Central Government or by a State Government with the permission of the Government and after consultation with the Central Insecticides Board.

Central Insecticides Laboratory

Central Insecticides Laboratory
Sl. No. State/UTs Number of Laboratories Location Target/Capacity of analysis per annum
1 All States/UTs 1 Faridabad 1600

Division wise Details of Activities & Achievements:

  • CHEMISTRY DIVISION
  • OBJECTIVE:

    To discharge the techno-legal duties as specified under Rule 5 of Insecticides Rules, 1971.

    ACTIVITIES:

    1. To analyze samples of pesticides sent to it under the Act by any officer or authority authorized by the Central or State Governments and submission of certificate of analysis to the concerned authority;
    2. To carry out such investigations as may be necessary for the purpose of ensuring the conditions of Registration of insecticides;
    3. To validate methods of analysis for newly introduced pesticides for their adoptability.
    4. To facilitate formulation of Indian Standards on pesticides.
    5. To carry out investigational analysis on imported commodities, suspected to contain pesticides.

    ACHIEVEMENT:

    Targets on analysis capacities of labs. have been fixed. Accordingly, the statistics on quality control of pesticides at State Pesticides Testing Laboratories (SPTLs), Central Insecticides Laboratory (CIL) and action taken by the States is given in tables____________, respectively.

    PESTICIDE TESTING LABORATORIES IN STATE/UTs

    PESTICIDE TESTING LABORATORIES IN STATE/UTs
    Sl. No. State/UTs Number of Laboratories Location Target/Capacity of analysis per annum
    1. Andhra Pradesh 7 Rajendra Nagar, Guntur, Anantapur, Tadepalligudem & Warangal, Vishakhapatnam and Kurnool 7500
    2. Arunachal Pradesh 1 Naharlagun --
    3. Assam 1 Guwahati 200
    4. Bihar 1 Patna 600
    5. Chhattisgarh 1 Raipur 500
    6. Gujarat 2 Junagarh & Gandhinagar 2200
    7. Haryana 4 Karnal, Sirsa, Rohtak & Panchkula* 3300
    8. Himachal Pradesh 1 Shimla 500
    9. Jammu & Kashmir 2 Srinagar & Jammu 850
    10. Karnataka 6 Bangalore, Bellary, Dharwad, Shimoga, Kotnoor & Mandya 6800
    11. Kerala 1 Trivendrum 2000
    12. Madhya Pradesh 1 Jabalpur 1500
    13. Maharashtra 4 Pune, Amaravathi, Thane & Aurangabad 5000
    14. Manipur 1 Mantripukhri 30
    15. Mizoram 1 Neihbawih --
    16. Odisha 1 Bhubaneshwar 1100
    17. Puducherry 1 Puducherry 500
    18. Punjab 3 Amritsar, Ludhiana & Bhatinda 3900
    19. Rajasthan 6 Jaipur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Kota, Jodhpur & Sriganganagar 3500
    20. Tamil Nadu 15 Coimbatore, Kovilpatti, Erode, Madurai, Trichy, Aduthrai, Salem, Cuddalore & Kanchipuram, Theni, Nagapattinam, Dharmpuri, Vellore, Sivaganga, Tirunelveli 21850
    21. Tripura 1 Agartala 160
    22. Uttar Pradesh 4 Meerut, Lucknow (2 SPTLs) & Varanasi 5000
    23. Uttarakhand 2 Rudrapur, Srinagar (Pauri Garhwal) 600
    24. West Bengal 1 Midnapore 650
      TOTAL 68   68110
    B. Regional Pesticide Testing Laboratories
    1. All States/UTs 2 1. Kanpur 1100
      2. Chandigarh 1100
    C. Central Insecticides Laboratory
    1. All States/UTs 1 Faridabad 1600
    STATEMENT SHOWING THE STATISTICS OF THE ANALYSIS OF PESTICIDE SAMPLES FOR QUALITY CONTROL IN STATE PESTICIDES TESTING LABORATORIES (SPTLs) DURING 2006-07 to 2010-11
    STATEMENT SHOWING THE STATISTICS OF THE ANALYSIS OF PESTICIDE SAMPLES FOR QUALITY CONTROL IN STATE PESTICIDES TESTING LABORATORIES (SPTLs) DURING 2006-07 to 2010-11
    Sl. No. Name of the States/UTs 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
        Sample Analysed Misbranded (%) Sample Analysed Misbranded (%) Sample Analysed Misbranded (%) Sample Analysed Misbranded (%) Sample analysed Misbranded (%)
    1 Andhra Pradesh 6304 92 (1.45) 6685 55(0.82) 6669 54 (0.80) 6735 81 (1.20 ) 750 6 (0.8)
    2 Assam 34 0 (0.00) 34 0(0.00) 12 0 (0.00) 26 0(0.0) 31 0 (0.0 )
    3 Bihar NR NR NR NR 328 21 (6.4) 582 30 (5.15) 326 15(4.6)
    4 Chhattisgarh -- -- -- -- -- -- 536 15 (2.79) - -
    5 Gujarat 1840 61(3.3) 1344 78 (5.07) 1751 89 (5.08) 1389 54 (3.88) 893 49 (5.49)
    6 Haryana 1353 159 (11.75) 1315 114 ( 8.66) 2897 119 (4.1) 3032 89 (2.93) 1023 35 (3.42)
    7 Himachal Pradesh 107 3 (2.8) 157 3 (1.91) 154 3 (1.94) 239 3 (1.25 ) 101 3 (2.97)
    8 Jammu & Kashmir 936 66(7.05 ) 501 37 (7.38) 456 18(3.94) 416 34 (8.17) 295 28 (9.49)
    9 Karnataka 4338 103 (2.37) 3578 96(2.68) 4145 130(3.13) 4431 109(2.45) 2426 51 (2.1)
    10 Kerala 1539 27(1.75) 1032 14 (1.35) 1403 12 (0.85) 1432 12 (0.83) - -
    11 Madhya Pradesh 1279 96(7.5) 1217 89(7.3) 906 50(5.51) 987 55 (5.57) - -
    12 Maharashtra 3822 71 (1.85) 3889 122(3.13 ) 2701 52(1.92) -- - 1286 5 (0.38)
    13 Manipur 50 0(0.00) NR NR NR NR -- - - -
    14 Odisha 727 1(0.13) 920 13(1.41) 662 10 (1.51) 746 36(4.82) 389 1(0.25)
    15 Pondicherry 195 2 (1.02) 435 0(0.00) 372 0 (0.00) 328 0 (0.0) 113 0 (0.0)
    16 Punjab 3881 119(3.06) 2955 112(3.79) 3874 90 (2.32) 3993 135 ( 3.38) 1201 32 (2.66)
    17 Rajasthan 2021 167 (8.26) 1636 156 (9.53) 2650 139(5.24) 2867 312 ( 10.88 ) - -
    18 Tamil Nadu 14622 147(1.0) 12778 100(0.70) 9220 35(0.37) 17687 68 (0.38) 12930 54 (4.17)
    19 Tripura 40 6 (15.0) 42 2 (4.76) 80 9(11.25) -- -- -- --
    20 Uttar Pradesh 3625 426(11.75) 2817 308 (10.94) 4529 456 (10.06) 4203 300 (7.13 ) 186 18 (9.67)
    21 Uttarakhand 181 3 (1.65) 145 14 (9.6) 241 6(2.48) 160 21 (13.12 ) 10 0
    22 West Bengal 556 25( 4.49) 478 17 (3.55) 438 11(2.5) 416 3 (0.72) - -
      Grand Total 47450 1574 (3.33) 41958 1330(3.16) 43488 1304(2.99) 50205 1357 (2.70) 21960 297 (1.35)

    QUALITY CONTROL STATISTICS OF SAMPLES ANALYSED AT CENTRAL INSECTICIDES LABORATORY (CIL), FARIDABAD DURING 2006-07 to 2010-11 (upto December, 2010)

    QUALITY CONTROL STATISTICS OF SAMPLES ANALYSED AT CENTRAL INSECTICIDES LABORATORY (CIL), FARIDABAD DURING 2006-07 to 2010-11 (upto December, 2010)
    S.No. States/UTs 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
    Sample analysed Misbranded (%) Sample analysed Misbranded (%) Sample analysed Misbranded (%) Sample analysed Misbranded Sample analysed Misbranded (%)
    1 Andhra Pradesh 93 41(44.08) 45 34(75.55) 40 22(55.00) 58 31 (53.44) 47 15(31.91)
    2 Arunachal Pradesh - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    3 Assam - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    4 Bihar 1 0(0.00) 8 4 (50.00) 26 17 (65.38) 18 10 (55.55)
    5 Chhattisgarh 2 1(50.00) 2 0 (0.00) - -(-) - - 4 3 (75.00)
    6 Goa - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - 2 1 (50.00)
    7 Gujarat 16 11(68.75) 8 1 (12.5) 14 7 (50.00) 13 6(46.15) 6 5 (83.33)
    8 Haryana 179 71(39.66) 132 52 ( 39.39) 162 37(22.83) 93 29 (31.18) 85 25 (29.41)
    9 Himachal Pradesh - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    10 Jammu & Kashmir 2 2(100.00) 7 1 (14.28) 2 0 (0.00) 2 0 (0.00)
    11 Jharkhand - -(-) - -(-) 6 1 (16.66) 4 3 (75.0) 4 0 (0.00)
    12 Karnataka 71 17(23.94) 50 15 (30.00) 96 30 (31.25) 70 23 (32.85) 60 13 (21.66)
    13 Kerala - -(-) 1 1 (100.00) 1 0(0.0) - - - -
    14 Madhya Pradesh 4 0(0.00) 2 2(100.00) 5 2(40.0) 1 0(0.00) 4 2 (50.00)
    15 Maharashtra 43 21(48.83) 45 22 (48.48) 79 12(15.18) 70 19 (27.14) 53 23 (43.39)
    16 Manipur - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    17 Meghalaya - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) 2 2(100.0) - -
    18 Mizoram - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    19 Nagaland 1 0 (0.00) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    20 Orissa - -(-) 2 2 (100.00) 14 4(28.57) 3 2(66.66) 9 5 (55.55)
    21 Punjab 113 56(49.55) 154 82 (53.24) 106 32(30.18) 95 37 (38.94) 90 29 (32.22)
    22 Rajasthan 159 74(46.54) 231 112 (48.48) 127 59(46.45) 76 47 (61.84) 95 52(54.73)
    23 Sikkim - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    24 Tamil Nadu 26 8(30.76) 34 8 (23.52) 34 8 (23.52) 28 7 (25.0) 30 10 (33.33)
    25 Tripura - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    26 Uttarakhand 27 8(29.62) 25 11 (44.0) 14 5 (35.71) 13 5 (38.46) 25 3 (12.00)
    27 Uttar Pradesh 180 55(30.56) 161 44 (27.32) 215 63(29.30) 170 42 (24.70) 85 26 (30.58)
    28 West Bengal 3 1(33.33) 11 5 (45.45) 1 0(0) 1 1 (100.0) - -
    29 Andaman Nicobar Islands - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    30 Chandigarh - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    31 Dadra & Nagar Haveli - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    32 Delhi 1 0 (0.00) 6 2(33.33) - -(-) 8 0 (0.00) 4 1 (25.00)
    33 Daman & Diu - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    34 Lakshadweep - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
    35 Pondicherry - -(-) - -(-) - -(-) - - - -
      Total 918 364(39.65) 1057 455(43.04) 929 279(30.03) 733 271(36.97) 623 223(35.79)

    QUALITY CONTROL OF PESTICIDES ACTION TAKEN STATISTICS BY THE STATES DURING 2006-07 to 2010-11 (Information received upto January, 2011)

    QUALITY CONTROL OF PESTICIDES ACTION TAKEN STATISTICS BY THE STATES DURING 2006-07 to 2010-11 (Information received upto January, 2011)
    Sl. No. Name of the State Licence Prosecution Convicted
    Suspended Cancelled Launched Judgment obtained
    06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11
    1 Andhra Pradesh 3 NR - - - - 28 2 - - - 2 - - - - NR - -   3 2 - - -
    2 Arunachal Pradesh NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    3 Assam NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    4 Bihar NR NR - - - NR NR - 6 - NR NR - 10 5 NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    5 Chattisgarh 10 - - - - NR - - - - NR - - - - NR - - - - NR - - - -
    6 Goa 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NR - - - - NR - - - -
    7 Gujarat - 1 - - - 39 - - - - 29 - - - - 13 3 - - - 6 2 - - -
    8 Haryana - 1 - - - 4 1 - - - 159 74 39 - - - 52 84 17 - - 39 74 13 -
    9 Himachal Pradesh 1 - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    10 Jammu & Kashmir - NR - - - - NR - - - 25 14 5 - - 1 NR - - - NR NR - - -
    11 Jharkand NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    12 Karnataka 57 NR 92 - - 6 NR - - - 0 NR 1 - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    13 Kerala 2 - - - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    14 Madhya Pradesh 52 17 16 - - 2 3 2 - - - 2 - - - - NR - - - NR NR - - -
    15 Maharastra 6 28 11 - - 749 14 2 - - 87 53 43 1 - NR 2 - - - NR 2 - - -
    16 Manipur NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    17 Meghalya NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    18 Mizoram NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    19 Nagaland NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    20 Odisha - - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    21 Punjab - NR - - - 96 32 - 20 - 36 - - 20 - NR - - - - NR - - - -
    22 Rajasthan 16 NR - - - NR - - - - 50 - 28 - - NR - - - - NR - - - -
    23 Sikkim NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    24 Tamil Nadu - - - - - - - 16 - - 1 22 2 18 - NR 8 - 4 - NR 8 2 4 -
    25 Tripura NR - - - - NR - - - - NR - - - - NR - - - - NR - - - -
    26 Uttar Pradesh 27 19 12 100 - 257 225 613 547 - 326 95 337 180 - 288 32 413 329 - 257 24 146 325 -
    27 Uttaranchal - - 1 - - NR 3 - - - 30 2 6 15 - 1 - - - - 1 - - - -
    28 West Bengal 7 NR - - - 7 NR - - - 11 NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    29 Andaman & Nicobar NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    30 Dadra & Nagar Haveli NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    31 Chandigarh NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    32 Delhi NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    33 Daman, Diu NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    34 Lakshadweep NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - - NR NR - - -
    35 Pondicherry 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 - - - - NR - - - - NR - - - -
      TOTAL 184 66 133 101 - 1161 306 636 574 - 755 264 462 244 5 303 97 497 350 - 267 77 222 342 -
  • BIOASSAY DIVISION
  • ACTIVITIES OF THE DIVISION

    To discharge the techno-legal requirement as specified under Rule 5(d) of Insecticides Rule 1971.

    1. Evaluation of pesticides for:
      1. Bioeffectiveness
      2. Phytotoxicity
    2. Development of bioassay techniques for quality control.
    3. Evaluation of bio-pesticides on quality control parameters.
    4. Preparation of information/material and training of scientists / analysts.

    Achievements:

    Against annual capacity of 60 samples, the division evaluated following samples.

    Against annual
    Year Capacity Achievements
    2002-03 60 86
    2003-04 60 116
    2004-05 60 109
    2005-06 60 114
    2006-07 60 143
    2007-08 60 180
    2008-09 60 209
    2009-10 60 228
    2010-11 60 268 up-to December, 2010

    Detailed Progress Report for the year 2010-11 upto December, 2011

    During the period from April, 10 to December,2010 the Bioassay Division evaluated 49 samples of pesticides for Bio-effectiveness and phytotoxicity. In addition 219 samples of Bio-pesticides were also evaluated for quality control parameters for Pre-Registration verification.

    Progress
    S.No. Name of the Biopesticides Parameters tested
         
    1. Trichoderma viride &
    T. harzianum
    CFU( Colony Forming Units) Counts Antagonistic capability
        pH
        Suspensibility
        Pathogenic contaminants
         
    2. Nuclear Polyhydrous Virus(NPV) POB count
        LC50 on target insects for Potency
        Pathogenic contaminants
        pH
        Moisture content
        Suspensibility
         
    3. Pseudomonas Viable cell count
      fluorescens Antagonistic capability
        Moisture content
        Pathogenic contaminants
        Suspensibility
        pH
         
    4. Beauveria bassian CFU’s count,
        pH,
        Moisture contents,
        suspensebility, Lc 50,
        Human Pathogenic contaminants
         
    5. Metarhizium anisopliae -do-
         
    6. Verticillium lecanic -do-
         
    7. Paecilomyces lilacinus CFU’s count,
        pH,
        Moisture contents,
        suspensebility,
        Antagonestic capacity,
        Human Pathogenic contaminants
         

    NABL Accreditation:

    The Bioassay Division of Central Insecticides Laboratory has already received the Certificate of Accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories(NABL) for Biological Testing on 06-10-2009.

    Pesticides Testing facilities

    The Division is maintaining cultures of filed crop pests, pests of public health importance, stored grain pests, plant pathogenic fungi and seeds of weed species for tests and trial purposes.

    Pesticides testing methods

    Standard laboratory and field testing methods are being employed for testing bio-efficacy of chemical pesticides and bio-pesticides such as poisoned medium method, poison bait method, using dusting apparatus for stomach poisons, dry films of stomach poisons on plants, residual films method, peet grady method, potters tower method and field application of pesticides and subsequent observations.

  • MEDICAL TOXICOLOGY DIVISION
  • OBJECTIVES

    The Medical Toxicology Division evaluated 14 samples (+ 1 sample in progress) upto December, 2010 for Acute oral toxicity studies as against the Annual Capacity of 20 samples for the year 2010-11.

    Others includes

  1. Toxicity/Safety evaluation of pesticides before and after introduction.
  2. Toxico-vigilance activities regarding pesticides.
  3. Epidemiological study on pesticide poisoning and related health effects.
  4. Training on safe use of pesticides for users and on diagnosis, management and treatment of pesticide poisoning for medical doctors and para-medical(s).
  5. Preparation of technical material on pesticide toxicity.

ACTIVITIES

  1. Acute, Oral/Dermal LD 50 study.
  2. Standardization for estimation of cholinesterase in rat and human serum.
  3. Sub-acute/ sub-chronic oral toxicity study.
  4. Health monitoring study/survey on pesticide toxicity.
  5. Impart training to Medical Doctors on diagnosis, management and treatment of pesticide poisoning in the areas having high incidence of pesticide poisoning.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Acute Oral Toxicity Study (LD50):

Acute
Year Target Achievements
2005-06 20 20
2006-07 20 20
2007-08 20 20
2008-09 20 20
2009-10 20 14 (+1 sample in progress)
(upto December, 2010)

ACHIEVEMENTS ( w.e.f. April - Dec. 2010)

  1. Training imparted to doctors on "Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of Pesticide Poisoning" at Civil Hospital of different districts.
  2. Acute Oral LD 50 (14 + 1 in progress) upto December, 2010.
  3. Conducted Internal Audit as per NABL Requirements of Chemistry Division of CIL (April 13, 2010)
  4. Conducted XI IAEC Meeting (May 7, 2010)
  5. Prepared module on safety status and use of pesticides for training to the medical doctors and presented in CIB meeting
  6. As per the requirement of CPCSEA/NABL/GLP, the process for updation and modernization of the animal house of Medical Toxicology Division, CIL is in progress.
  7. Proposal for the requirement of infrastructure and Manpower for GLP Certification in favour of MT Division has been send to DAC
  8. Revised budget Proposal for the project entitled “Health monitoring studies regarding impact of Chlorpyriphos treatment for termite control for post construction use on inhabitants and estimation of Chlorpyriphos residues in air and wall scrap samples” has been sent to DAC.
  9. CIL is NABL accreditated and recommendation for its continuation has been granted after surveillance audit.
  10. Conducted Management Review Committee Meeting and Management Review meeting as per the requirement of NABL.

TOXICITY STUDY PROCEDURE FOR PESTICIDE

Dose Range Finding Study (DRFS) - Method

Dose Range
Animal Albino Rats
Age 5-8 weeks
Sex 2 Males, 2 Females/Dose

Animal should be fasted overnight.

Sample with feasible concentration prepared with distilled water/any suitable vehicle like corn oil, peanut, clove oil will be administered by oral intubations.

Minimum three doses of pesticides to be used.

Observation

Observation of onset, duration, type of symptoms and death for a duration of 7 days

Note:- Based on symptoms and mortality in DRFS, dose which causes approximately 50% of mortality is taken as middle dose of the three doses, subsequently to be used for LD 50 determination study.

Acute Oral Toxicity

Methods

method
Animal Albino Rats
Age 5-8 weeks
Sex 5 Males, 5 Females/Dose
  1. Animal should be fasted overnight.
  2. Animals are kept in air-conditioned (climatized) quarters with regular lighting conditions.
  3. Minimum 4 doses of Pesticides are used.
  4. Observation is made for onset duration, type of symptoms and death.
  5. Whenever vehicles other than water are used, a vehicle control is included using the maximum volume and concentration of vehicle used in the test.
  6. If feasible, a constant volume preferred.
  7. The animals are observed for the onset of toxic symptoms for a minimum period of 15 days or 48 hours of last death, whichever is greater. If the deaths occur in the first 24 hours then the total period of observation is limited to 7 days.
  8. Determination of LD 50 is done by Lichfield and Wilcoxan 1949 method.

Determination of LD 50 is done by Lichfield and Wilcoxan 1949 method.

Protective Clothes

  • Safety Goggles
  • Apron
  • Face Mask
  • PACKAGING AND PROCESSING DIVISION
  • BACKGROUND

    Packaging division was started functioning in 1977 to perform the duties assigned to the Division. The existing target of the Division is to analyzed 150 samples per annum. The brief information to the Division is as under:

    ACTIVITIES:

    Packaging division is one the four Divisions of Central Insecticides Laboratory, significant activities of the Division are as under:

    1. Pre and post registration verification of packing and labeling claims/requirements made by the manufacturers/registrants
    2. Verification/analysis of the packaging and labeling samples received under Section 5(C) of the Insecticides Rules, 1971 in the context of conditions laid down on the certificate of registration issued under Insecticides Act, 1968.
    3. R&D-Development /verification of New/Alternate safety and economic packaging devices/systems by conducting laboratory tests and field trials.
    4. Technical auditing of physic-chemical analysis of pesticides samples under Internal Technical Auditing Scheme of CIL.
    5. Technical guidance to the Bureau of Indian Standards, in formulating, updating and amending the standards of pesticides quality control, safety storage, transportation and use.
    6. Imparting training to the enforcement functionaries of States/UTs on various aspects of pesticides relating to packaging, labeling and other requirements.

    TARGET-ACHIEVEMENTS:

    The annual target of the Division is to analyze 150 samples. The target has successfully been achieved during the 2006-07 by analyzing 273 samples. The achievement of the Division during last four years and current year (upto Dec. 2010) is as under:

    target
    S.No. Year/period Annual Capacity Achievements (in terms of No. of samples analysed)
    1 2007-08 150 139
    2 2008-09 150 78
    3 2009-10 150 94
    4 2010-11 (upto Dec. 2010) 150 52