Monitoring of pesticide residues at national level: annual progress report (April, 2013 - March, 2014)

The Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture had started a central sector scheme, “Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level” in food commodities and environmental samples 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. The present report provides a summary of the results of monitoring of pesticide residues in various food commodities and environmental samples collected and analysed during the year 2013-14 by the 25 participating laboratories.