New Delhi: At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc globally, the Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology- IPFT an autonomous Institution under the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers has successfully developed two new technologies namely \u201cDisinfectant spray for surface application\u201d and \u201cDisinfectant spray for Vegetables & fruits.\u201d According to a statement provided by IPFT\u00a0 \u00a0the variety of surfaces like door handles, chair armrest, computer keyboard & mouse taps, etc. may transmit microbes to the individuals through direct or indirect contact. Keeping this in view IPFT has developed; alcohol-based \u201cDisinfectant Spray\u201d for the surface applications containing botanical anti-microbial which may be effective in prevention from various diseases caused by microbes, bacteria, and virus. The formulation is volatile and evaporates quickly after disinfecting the surface and does not leave any stains, odor, and residue, etc. IPFT has also developed Disinfectant Spray to remove pesticide residues leftover on the surface of fruits and vegetables.\u00a0 Fruits & vegetables are basic food commodities and necessary component of daily nutrition. Sometimes non-judicious uses of pesticides contaminate raw vegetables and fruits as pesticide residues persist on their surface and can cause health risk upon consumption. To make fruits and vegetables 100 percent safe for human consumption\u00a0\u00a0IPFT has developed a water-based formulation. The decontamination procedure using the formulation is simple; vegetables or fruits are soaked in the diluted solution of this formulation for15-20 minutes thereafter rinsed with fresh water.\u00a0 This simple procedure makes fruits and vegetables totally pesticide-free.