New Delhi

The Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture is regularly monitoring the pesticide residues in food commodities and nvironmental samples under the central sector scheme, "Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level".

The scheme was initiated during 2005-06 with the participation of various laboratories representing Ministry of Agriculture, Indian Council of Agriculture Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizer, Ministry of Commerce and State Agricultural Universities across the country.

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Physical Target: During 2012-16 a total of 76,005 samples of the various food commodities such as vegetables, fruits, cereals, spices, pulses, milk, butter, fish, meat, tea, honey etc. and environmental samples like soil and water were collected across various parts of the country analyzed for the presence of possible pesticide residues. A total of 1,882 samples (2.5 %) were detected with pesticides above Prevention of Food dulteration (PFA) / Codex notified Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) limit.

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Contact Details Officer Incharge

Project Coordinating Cell,
All India Network Project on PesticideResidues,
LBS Building, Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
New Delhi

Contact Details Stake Holder
  1. Project Coordinating Cell, All India Network Project on Pesticide Residues, LBS Building, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  2. Dept. of Entomologr, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab
  3. ICAR Unit No.-9, BTRS Building, Anand Agricultural University, Anand
  4. Dept. of Entomologz, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri,Maharashtra
  5. Dept. of Entomologr, College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Kerala
  6. Division of Soil Sci. & Agril. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bangalore, Karnataka
  7. Dept. of Entomologr, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Research Station, Durgapura, Jaipur
  8. Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, E.E.I.Premise s, Raj endranagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Prade sh
  9. Dept. of Agricultural Entomologr, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  10. Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technologr, Sector-2O, Udyog Vihar,Gurgaon, Haryana
  11. National Institute of Occupational Health, P. B. No. 2031, Meghani Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  12. Western Region Referral Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Public Health, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  13. MPEDA, MPEDA House, Panampilly Avenue, Kochi , Kerala
  14. Pesticide Toxicologr Laboratory, Indian Institute of Toxicologr Research,Mahatma Gandhi M*g, Lucknow, Utter Pradesh
  15. Trace Organic Laboratory, Central Pollution Control Board, Parivesh Bhawan, East Arjun Nagar, Delhi
  16. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nehru Marg,Nagpur, Maharashtra
  17. Regional Plant Quarantine Station, Haji Bunder Road, Sewri, Mumbai,Maharashtra
  18. Regional Plant Quarantine Station, G.S.T. Road, Meenambakkam,Chennai , Tamil Nadu
  19. AINP on Pesticide Residues, Directorate of Research, Research Complex Building, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal
  20. Dept. of Entomologr, Dr. Y.S.P. Univ. of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni,Solan, Himachal Pradesh
  21. National Plant Quarantine Station, New Delhi
  22. National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM), Pesticide Management Division, Raj endranagar, Hyderabad
  23. Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI), Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar
  24. Export Inspection Agency, Kolkatta
  25. Export Inspection Agency, Mumbai
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