Insecticides Act 1968

  • Insecticides Act, 1968 to regulate the import, manufacture, sale, transport, distribution and use of insecticides.
  • The Registration Committee, registers pesticides after considering data on different parameters such as chemistry, bio-efficacy, toxicity, packaging and processing to ensure efficacy and safety to human beings, animals and environment.
  • The monitoring of quality of pesticides is a shared responsibility between the Central and State Governments.
  • Insecticide samples are drawn on regular basis and analyzed in State Pesticides Testing Laboratories (SPTLs) and at the two Regional Pesticides Testing Laboratories at Chandigarh and Kanpur.