The Pesticide Watch Program (PWP) has established a good track record in raising public concern over different issues related to this subject. The first issue it had raised was the mishandling of the date-expired pesticides in Nepal. In 1993, it published a book Playing with Poison that highlighted how the outdated pesticides were badly managed. In 1994, it had fought a battle against the import of pesticide into Nepal from Indonesia and also succeeded in preventing the import of insecticide by strong lobbying with the government.
This group is currently keeping a close watch on the use of pesticide in vegetable cultivation catering to the Kathmandu market. It is conducting a study to identify the POPs (persistent organic pollutants) in vegetable growing areas in and around the Kathmandu valley. PWG has prepared the inventory of agricultural products supplied to the capital markets. It has during its research determined the residual levels of selected POPs in vegetable items. It has drawn public attention to avoid poisoned vegetables.