No banned pesticide in vegetables: Centre to HC

No banned pesticide in vegetables: Centre to HC

In a report submitted before Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, the government said that though it detected some elements of pesticides they were not beyond the limits. “No banned pesticides were detected in the samples. None of the samples detected with pesticides residues were above the PFA maximum residues limit,” the report said.

“A total of 31 vegetables from different locations of Delhi were analysed by four laboratories, accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration.
Pesticides residues were detected in eight  samples but none of them showed the presence above the maximum residue limit notified by the Centre under Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,” it added.

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