Quality Control

In view of Departmental order No.- 2/PS-47/80/3787, Agri, Patna Dated 25-03-1981, first of all sanction of Quality Control Laboratory had been given in 1981 and laboratory became functional in 1982. In this laboratory, analysis of only nutrient material of inorganic fertilizer had been done. Analysis of pesticide sample through volumetric method had been started in the year 1987-88. The Quality Control Laboratory had been notified for testing of fertilizer through the Department of Agriculture, Government of Bihar notification No. 74 Dated 02-02-2005.

The facility of testing of organic fertilizer had been established in this Quality Control Laboratory from the year October, 2011.

In the year 2012, Quality Control Laboratory, Bihar, Patna had been notified as State level Quality Control Laboratory for testing and analysis of bio fertilizer through Department of Agriculture, GoB notification No. 944 Dated 31-07-2012.

Progress Report of testing of Samples of last nine years:-
Year Inorganic fertilizer Organic fertilizer Bio fertilizer

Insecticide

Capacity Achieve-ment Non Standard Capacity Achieve-ment Non Standard Capacity Achieve-ment Non Standard

Capacity

Achieve-ment

Non Standard

2007-08 2000 2433 45 - - - - - -

-

72

04

2008-09 2000 1977 46 - - - - - - 600 328 18
2009-10 2000 2024 67 - - - - - - 600 615 31
2010-11 2000 1765 59 - - - - - - 600 608 32
2011-12 2711 1738 110 760 50 26 - - - 960 657 33
2012-13 2711 1719 115 760 184 99 830 86 26 960 570 11
2013-14 2711 2080 64 760 385 283 830 133 80 960 553 33
2014-15 4000 2632 101 760 373 175 830 106 55 920 833 13
2015-16 4000 3418 167 760 370 216 830 255 146 920 831 28
2016-17
(
Upto July)
4000 528 18 760 142 76 830 89 35 920 330 11

In presently, three regional Quality Control Laboratory with construction cost 496 lakhs has been established at Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur and Saharsa. In these laboratory testing of inorganic and pesticide sample has been started. Thus, capacity of testing of fertilizer and pesticide in the state has been depicted below:

S.No. Name of Laboratory Annual Analysis Capacity
Inorganic Fertilizer Organic Fertilizer Bio-Fertilizer Insecticide
1 Quality Control, Patna 4000 760 830 920
2 Regional Quality Control Laboratory, Muzaffarpur 2000 - - 300
3 Regional Quality Control Laboratory, Bhagalpur 2000 - - 300
4 Regional Quality Control Laboratory, Saharsa 2000 - - 300