Monitoring of Pesticide Residue in Bovine Milk from Nadia District, West Bengal

  • Aruna Kumari Singh
  • Tapas Kumar Sar
  • Tapan Kumar MandalEmail author


Monitoring of 210 bovine milk samples collected from local markets in the Nadia district of West Bengal during 2011 was performed. Samples were collected in summer and winter seasons. Analysis of pesticides was performed by using a multiresidue method validated in the laboratory. The quantification was performed using GC–ECD. Analysis revealed the presence of lindane in less than 1 % of milk samples. Endosulfan I and II were also detected and were found to exceed MRL recommended by Codex. Overall 1.90 % of the analyzed samples showed trace to measurable amount of pesticide residues. The monitored area provided pesticide residues data of milk, assisting in future scientific assessment on pesticide usage.


GC–ECD Bovine milk Pesticide Residues 



The authors are greatly thankful to Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India for providing financial assistance to carry out the project entitled “outreach programme on livestock related environmental pollutants, contaminants and toxicants”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aruna Kumari Singh
    • 1
  • Tapas Kumar Sar
    • 1
  • Tapan Kumar Mandal
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Veterinary and Animal SciencesWest Bengal University of Animal and Fishery SciencesKolkataIndia

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