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License to Manufacture Pesticides

This approval provided by Ministry of Agriculture is for any person desiring to manufacture pesticides. Applicants may apply to the Licensing authority, Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage and there should be a separate application for each such pesticide, such that any person engaged in the business of any pesticide immediately before the commencement of Section 9 of the Insecticides Act should have made an application to the Licensing authority within seventeen months from the date of such commencement for the registration of any insecticide which he/ she has been manufacturing before that date. In case of failure to register within such time, the applicant may be subject to additional penalties. 

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  • License for Pesticides Manufacturing
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Any person desiring to manufacture any pesticide may apply to the Registration Committee under section 9 (1) of the Insecticides Act, 1968 read with Rule 6 of the Insecticides Rules, 1971.

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Documents Required
  • Identification Proof, such as PAN Card, etc., of the applicant
  • Copies of Passport Size Photographs of the applicant
  • A Copy of the Registration Certification of the Company and the name of the trade business along with the addresses of the company and the trade business location
  • The list of all the products that will carry or utilise the pesticide chemicals
  • The Principal Certificate that is issued by the dealer
  • A copy of the Aadhaar Card of the applicant
  • The applicable Degree of either of the Agriculture, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Botany, or Zoology field of study
  • Certificate of training programs from either NIPHM, CFTRI, or NPPTI.

An Overview of Pesticide License

All Pesticide Business Owners need to obtain the Pesticide License for the purpose of selling, exporting, and importing of pesticides. Pesticides are identified as toxic substances that are to be utilised in a regulated manner for killing the pests, unwanted weeds, fungus, bacteria, or insects that, if not killed, will damage the crops. If the amount of pesticide utilised in the farming of crops is not regulated, they can be extremely hazardous to the health of both humans and animals upon consumption. The Pesticide License is essential as it ensures that the chemicals utilised are controlled and are not to cause harm to the environment or any humans or animals.

The use of pesticides for agricultural purposes is regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, which falls under the authorisation of the Government of India. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare is the highest authorised personnel that is responsible for formulating and administrating the rules and regulations of provisions in relation to agriculture in India.

Types of Pesticide License

The authorisation of the Pesticide License is to vary in accordance with the type of trade business or the purpose of the utilisation of the hazardous chemicals –

  • License issued from the Central Insecticide Board and Registration Committee that ensures that the Insecticides used are safe and is in accordance with the Insecticides Act, 1968
  • License for Manufacturing of Insecticides
  • License for Selling, Stocking and Distributing of Insecticides
  • License for utilising Restrictive Insecticides for all Commercial Operators

Eligibility Criteria for Issuing a Pesticide License

In accordance with the provisions enforced by the government of India, anyone who wants to issue a Pesticide License for selling, exporting, and importing of pesticides must have completed and secured a degree in either of the following subjects - Agriculture, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Botany, or Zoology.

Another essential criterion for being eligible for starting a business of is that the applicant needs to be of a minimum of eighteen years of age and should have mandatorily completed successful training in any of the following training programs, which are a fifteen–day fumigation and prophylaxis programme -

  • National Institute of Plant Health Management which is also known as NIPHM, located in Hyderabad
  • Central Food Technological Research Institute which is also known as CFTRI, located in Mysore
  • National Plant Protection Training Institute which is also known as NPPTI, located in Faridabad

The Procedure for issuing the Pesticide License

The following mentioned steps are the registration procedure for the issuance of the Pesticide License -

  • The applicant seeking the issuance for the Registration of the Pesticide License needs to firstly submit the duly filled application form to the Registration Committee.
  • Upon the submission of the application with the required documents, the importer will be required to pay the Registration Fee, which will be inquired for verification by the Registration Committee. After the inquiry and successful evaluation of all documentation, the applicant will be allotted with a Registration Number along with the issuance of the Certificate of Registration within twelve months from the date of submission of the application.

Rejection of the Pesticide License

The following mentioned are the terms of rejection of the Pesticide License -

  • The application submitted will be rejected by the Registration Committee in case of suspicion that the applicant may utilise the Pesticide License for activities that may cause severe harm to humans or animals.
  • If the applicant has arguable evidence against the decision of rejection being unjustified, the applicant has the right to submit an appeal in writing to be submitted to the Department of Agriculture, which falls under the authorisation of the Central Government.
  • The appeal then proceeds with the submission of a Challan. Along with the applicant is required to provide evidence of the payment of the relevant fee and a copy of the decision issued by the Registration Committee against which the appeal is filed.