NATIONAL PESTICIDE RESIDUES MONITORING SYSTEM IN PAKISTAN
PROJECT DIRECTOR NAME
Ecotoxicology Research Program, NARC, Islamabad
Food Quality and Safety Research Institute, SARC (PARC), Karachi
Pesticide Research Laboratory, Agriculture Research Institute, Tarnab, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Pesticide Residues Laboratory, Kala Shah Kaku, Punjab
Agriculture Research Institute, Tandojam, Sindh
Agriculture Research Institute, Sariab, Quetta, Balochistan
Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Govt. of Pakistan. Islamabad.
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad
Pesticide residues monitoring in the food chain and environment.
- Research Equipment Tender amounting Rs. 184.511 million submitted. Rs. 178.369 million got expenditure approval out of which issuing supply order Rs. 139.410 million.
- Consumable Items tender amounting Rs. 4.387 million submitted for expenditure approval. Hopefully, a supply order will be issued in the upcoming week.
- Office Building Repair and Maintenance amounting Rs. 0.737 work have been done at ERP, IPEP, NARC
- Repair of Research Equipment tender amounting Rs. 1.178 million submitted for expenditure approval.
- Accreditation of Pesticide Residues Testing Lab initiated and conducted interviews of Consultant for Accreditation
- The case for the online training from a foreign University instead of foreign training due to COVID-19 is also in the process
- In-house two weeks training organized for newly inducted Scientist and Principal Lab Technician for all provinces.
- Installed different Research & Office Equipments at Provincial Components.
- Conduct one day seminar on “Awareness of Rational Use of Pesticides on Peach” at Sawat.
- Income generated through Sample Testing from Private Sector
- Convened 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the project
Financial: The proposed system will save foreign exchange and time that could be incurred if the samples are to be analyzed outside the country. This will support trade in WTO’s SPS/TBT measures.
Social: Life standards of all the stakeholders’ viz. farmers, consumers will improve. Awareness about health, environmental and trade issues related to pesticides will be created among the masses that will not only protect agro-ecosystems but also fetch high prices for their agri-produce.
Employment Generation: Approximately 65 people will be directly recruited. Once such activities (Pesticide residues analysis) will gear up, the private sector will jump into the field and thus a big avenue will be opened for employment.
Environmental Impact: The project will have a direct positive impact on the environment by analyzing environmental samples and evaluating the impact of pollutants on the environment. Moreover, awareness creation among the general public about the environmental issues, particularly agrochemicals, will be an integral part of the activities of the proposed system in long run.
|Date of approval with Forum|
|Original date||Revised Date, if any||All subsequent Revisions if any|
|29-06-2010 (CDWP)||02-05-2018 (CDWP)||N/A|
|Donor (if any)along with a share of foreign aid in the cost||N/A|
|Actual Date of Commencement||7/1/2014|
|Completion Date (as per PC-I)||30-06-2021|
|Likely Completion Date||30-06-2021|
|Reason of Time and Cost Overrun||NIL|
|Specific decision/ recommendation made during previous quarterly reviews of PSDP 2019-20||NIL|
|PMES system updated on (please specify date)||13-01-2021|
|a) Expenditure up to June 2020||362.988|
|b) %age Financial progress to-Date||47.53%|
|Physical completion (in %age terms)||61%|
|Allocation 2020-21||Rupee||Foreign loan(if any)|
|Releases 2020-21||Rupee||Foreign Loan(if any)|
|Expenditure/Utilization 2020-21 (July-Sept 2020)||Rupee||Foreign loan(if any)|
|Bottlenecks/Issues impeding progress on the project (if any)||NIL|
|Latest implementation status of the decision/recommendation||NIL|