Agriculture and Farmer Welfare

Pesticide Residue Testing Laboratory in Maharashtra State

Pesticide Residue testing laboratory is launched by state government of Maharashtra. This scheme is implemented by agriculture department of Maharashtra for testing agricultural productions by farmers. Government of Maharashtra has established two Insecticide Residue Testing Laboratories at Pune & Nagpur. To protect crop production from pest and other insecticides, farmers are required to use various agrochemicals for Intensive crop production. However, due to over use of agriculture chemicals in farming, the pesticides contents shall remains in the agriculture produce. These remains chemical in the agriculture production may hazardous to human health. Due to this, Government of Maharashtra has established two Insecticide Residue Testing Laboratories to test ratio of chemicals in agriculture production. The Insecticide including all pesticides are analyzed in this laboratory. The residue of Fresh fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Oil Dairy products, processed food, Water etc. tested in the laboratory. Maharashtra government aims of providing facilities of international level to farmers, Exporters & other users for analysis of various pesticides, domestic food and export quality food material can be analyzed at these laboratories. More than 177 pesticides can be analyzed from fresh fruits and vegetables cereals pulses oil seeds processed food dairy and dairy products (animal feed) water beverages and cold drinks. The laboratory Charges of testing for 10 pesticide is Rs.2500/- & for 177 pesticides is Rs.5000/- plus service tax

Benefit of Pesticide Residue Testing Laboratory in Maharashtra State:

  • Benefits of testing more than 177 pesticide in the laboratory
  • Benefits of residue like fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Oil Dairy products, Processed food, Water

Eligibility for Pesticide Residue Testing Laboratory in Maharashtra State:

  1. Farmers eligible for residue testing in laboratory
  2. Citizen and government also eligible for this lab testing scheme
  3. Semi governments and cooperative organization eligible for Pesticide Residue Testing in Laboratory

Following Commodities tested for Residue Content:

  1. Fresh fruits
  2. Vegetables
  3. Grains
  4. Oil
  5. Dairy products
  6. Processed food
  7. Water

How to Apply:

  1. An applicant contacts Insecticide Residue Testing Laboratory, Pune and Nagpur for the testing of residue content
  2. An applicant also contact district or Taluka level agriculture officer for lab testing

Laboratory Fees for Residue Testing:

  1. Fees for single residue analysis is Rs. 2500/-
  2. Fees for multi residue analysis is Rs. 5000/-

Contact Details:

  1. Insecticide Residue Testing Laboratory, Krishi Bhavan, Shivajinagar, Pune- 411 005 Phone No: 020-25510300 Email: prtlpune@gmail.com or irtlpune@rediffmail.com
  1. Insecticide Residue Testing Laboratory, Agriculture College Campus, Maharaj Bag, Civil Line, Nagpur Phone No: 0712-2559903 Email: irtlnag@rediffmail.co.in

References and Details:

  1. For more details about Pesticide Residue Testing in laboratory visit: http://www.mahaagri.gov.in/level3disp.aspx?id=10&subid=4
  2. http://govinfo.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/PRTL-2014.pdf
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  1. harish

    March 30, 2017 at 7:43 pm

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