Pesticides Enforcement Management Information System (PEMIS)

Department of Agriculture

Salient provisions of Insecticides Act 1968 and Rule 1971
Grant of License: Section 13 (1)

Any person desiring to manufacture or to sell, stock or exhibit for sale or distribute any insecticide, (or to undertake commercial pest control operations with the use of any insecticide) may make an application to the licensing officer for the grant of licence.

Educational qualification for Manufacturing License: Rule 9 (4B):

A person who applies for manufacturing licence shall possess or shall employ a person possessing the following educational qualification, Doctorate in chemistry or agriculture chemistry or agriculture chemicals or Master of Technology or Master of science in chemical engineering or equivalent for manufacture of technical grade pesticides or Mater degree in science with chemistry or agricultural chemistry o agriculture chemicals or equivalent as one of the subject for manufacture of pesticide formulation

Educational qualification for Selling License: Rule 10(1)

Shall possess Degree in Agricultural Science or Chemistry or Degree in science with Chemistry or Botany or zoology /One year Diploma in Agriculture/ Horticulture or Existing license holder who possess valid license as on 1st February 2017 who doesn’t have prescribed qualification shall undergo certificate course of 12 week duration with one class in a week in insecticides Management by Any State Agricultural University/ KVK/ NIPHM, Hyderabad.

Educational qualification for Pest control operators
  1. Any person who applies for grant of licence for undertaking pest control operations should be atleast a graduate in Agriculture or in Science with Chemistry as a subject with a certificate of minimum 15 days training from any of the following Institutions – Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, Indian Grain Storage Institute, Hapur and National Plant Protection Training Institute, Hyderabad.
  2. For undertaking fumigation, the pest control operators shall have to contain special permission from the Plant Protection Adviser to the Government of India in addition to obtaining license. The Plant Protection Adviser will grant such permission as per procedure or guidelines approved by the Registration Committee.
  3. The commercial pest control operators shall adhere to the prescribed guidelines or procedures as laid down by the Plant protection adviser to the Government of India in regard to the fumigation operations undertaken by them.