About State Pesticide Testing Laboratory, Shimoga, Karnataka
India is an agricultural country but still there are a lot of loopholes and deficiencies in the agricultural value chains. Proper use of pesticides can be of immense support to improve the functioning of the sector. But its irrational use can have dangerous impacts on human health. Therefore various public sector initiatives have been undertaken to regulate the pesticide manufacturing companies. In Karnataka, state owned Pesticide testing laboratories have been established to monitor its chemical composition. One of the testing facilities is located in Shimoga, which is equipped with state of the art technologies and modern developments to aid the testing procedures. Being a state owned company it has to ensure the best interest of peopleâ€™s health and therefore maintain superior standards of quality.