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Record ID
Date of creation
2019-02-28 11:50 UTC (sujata@nic.in)
Date of publication
2019-02-28 11:50 UTC (sujata@nic.in)

General Information
  • India
Title of document
Plant Quarantine Order
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Regulation or administrative measure
Subject areas
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Illegal transboundary movements
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Plant Quarantine
Types of LMOs addressed
  • Plants
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
Central Government made the Plant quarantine Order for the purpose of prohibiting and regulating the import into India of agricultural articles mentioned under various categories of the Order.

(1) No consignment of plants and plant products and other regulated articles (hereinafter referred to
as 'consignments') shall be imported into India without a valid permit issued under this Order.

(2) No categories of plant materials in respect of the plant species or variety mentioned in Schedule-
IV shall be allowed to be imported into India from the countries mentioned against each in
column (4) of the said Schedule.

(3) Every applications for a permit under this clause sha ll be made at least one month in advance to
the Issuing Authority as listed in Schedule-X, in Form PQ 01 for the import of plants and plant
products for consumption and processing and in form PQ 02 for import of seeds and plants for
propagation covered under Schedule-V, VI and VII.

(4) Commercial import of consignments of seeds of coarse cereals, pulses, oil seeds and fodder
seeds and seeds/stock material of fruit plant species for propagation shall only be permitted
based on the recommendations of EXIM Committee of Department of Agriculture &
Cooperation, except the trial material of the same as specified in Schedule-XII of Plant
Quarantine Order.
Document details
Document text
PlantQuarantine_order_2003.pdf (357 KB)
Plant Quarantine Order
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Dr Sujata Arora
2nd Floor, Vayu Block, Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Jorbagh
New Delhi, Delhi
India, 110003
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