Stringent checks for pesticides in fruits and vegetables - Question raised in Rajya Sabha, 18/02/2014

Statement of the Minister of Health and Family Welfare in response to Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2567 for 18th February, 2014, asked by Shri Baishnab Parida regarding stringent checks for pesticides in fruits and vegetables. Minister Of Health And Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad has stated in Rajya Sabha that "presence of pesticide residues beyond the prescribed levels in fruits and vegetable is to be treated as a violation of condition laid out under the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011, attracting penal action under the Act. Enforcement of the provision of the Act and Regulations, is primarily the responsibility of States/UTs. "

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