Report on testing of fruits and vegetable samples in Delhi for pesticide residues

Department of Agriculture & Cooperation is implementing a Central Sector Scheme namely “Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level” since 2006 to monitor pesticide
residues in agricultural commodities through a network of 24 laboratories in India. Samples of vegetables, fruits, cereals, spices, pulses, milk, butter, fish, meat, tea etc are analyzed to detect and monitor presence of pesticide residues and the data generated is shared with State Governments for prompt corrective action.