Question raised in Rajya Sabha on pesticide residue in tea, 26/11/2014.

Organochlorine (OC) pesticide residues in poled water of pady field samples of Prakasam District have ben investigated to find out the extent of pesticide contamination and acumulation. Colected Water samples were procesed using a liquid-liquid extraction folowed by Gas-Chromatographic technique for pesticide residue quantification with mass selective detector (GC-MS).

Study Conducted As Part Of Agriculture Varsity’s ‘Safe To Eat’ Programme

Groundwater pollution due to anthropogenic activities may impact overall groundwater quality. Organic and inorganic pollutants have been routinely detected at unsafe levels in groundwater rendering this important drinking water resource practically unusable. Vulnerability of groundwater pollution and subsequent impact has been documented in various studies across the globe. Field studies as well as mathematical models have demonstrated increasing levels of pollutants in both shallow and deep aquifer systems.

New breed will be free from pesticide residue & giving 150% more per-hectare yield

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on pesticides in cold drinks, 12/08/2014.

An investigation carried out by Greenpeace India has found residues of hazardous chemical pesticides in a majority of samples of the main brands of packaged tea produced and consumed in India. Over half of the samples contained pesticides that are ‘unapproved’ for use in tea cultivation or which were present in excess of recommended limits. 

The objective of the study was to describe the attitudes, beliefs, and practices of U.S. obstetricians on the topic of prenatal environmental exposures.

KSCSTE studies samples collected from five river basins

Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. The past few decades have seen a rapid rise in the consumption of synthetic pesticides. The world now uses about 2.3 million tonnes of pesticides every year, which is 50 times more than in 1950.