Seeds for Cultivation Freed from PQ Order

·         Clause 3 - Permits for Import of Plants, Plant Products

[Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Notification S.O. 2221(E) dated 7 June 2024]

S.O. 2221(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Destructive Insects and Pests Act, 1914 (2 of 1914), the Central Government hereby makes the following Order further to amend the Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003, namely:-

1. Short title and Commencement.- (1) This Order may be called the Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) (Eighth Amendment) Order, 2024.

(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. The following paragraph at Chapter II, Clause 3 (4) of PQ Order, 2003 shall be omitted.

“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 & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) except the trial material of the same as specified in Schedule-XII of Plant Quarantine Order”.

3. The words "Import subject to prior approval of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare in the Ministry of Agriculture" shall be omitted under the following entries in Schedule V & VI :

·         Point no. (ii) of Column no. 5, Serial No. 1 of Schedule-V

·         Column no. 6, Serial No. 3 (iii) and 10 (ii) of Schedule-V

·         Column no. 6 of Serial No. 47 (ii), 129 (iii), 156 Cicer arientinium (Chick Pea) (i), 457 Musa spp. (Banana), Tissue cultured plants (i)-(vi), 512 (ii), 577, 620, 678 (i) of Schedule-VI

·         Point no. (i) of Column no. 6 of Serial No. 47 (i) (i), 132 (i) (i), (ii)-(iv), 251 (i), 311 (i) (i), 323 (i), 396 (i) (i)-(ii), (iii), 507 (ii), 512 (i) (i), 512 (i) (ii), 519 (i), 537, 563 (ii) (i), 563 (ii) (ii), 613 (a) (i), 613 (b) (i), 613 ( c)(i), 613 (d) (i), 659, 660, 688 Zea mays (Maize/ Corn) (i) of Schedule-VI

·         Point no. (ii) of Column no. 6 of Serial No. 13, 46, 47 (i) (iii), 47 (i) (iv), 47 (i) (v), 47 (i) (vi), 52, 53, 58, 76(ii), 81 (ii) (i), 81 (ii) (ii), 81 (ii) (iii), 81 (ii) (iv), 90, 94, 104 (i) (i), 114 Cajanus cajan (Pigeon pea) (Seeds for sowing) ( Kenya), 129 Carica papaya Seeds for sowing (i), (ii), 131, 134 (i), 187 (i), 187 (ii), 233 (iii), 237, 238 (ii), 242, 245 Durio zibethinus (Durian) Grafts/ budwoods/ plants for propagation (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)-(viii), 272 (ii), 273 Eugenia dombeyi, Plants/ cuttings for propagation, 274, 276, 288 (ii), 291, 301 Garcinia mangostana (Mangosteen) Cuttings / plants for propagation (i)-(viii), 317 (i), 334 (i), 355 (ii), 381, 394, 399, 419 Macadamia integrifolia (Macademia nut), Nuts /Seeds for sowing, (i) Australia, 420, 421, 429 Cuttings/ grafts/ budwood/ rooted plants for propagation (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), 436, 453, 461, 469 Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan), Cuttings/ grafts/ rooted plants for propagation (i)-(viii), 500 (iii), 508 Pennisetum glaucum (Pearl millet) Seeds for sowing (i)-(iii), (iv), (v), 512 (iii) (i)-(viii), (ix), 522, 529, 532, 541 (i), 544 (i), (ii), 546, 547, 548 (ii), 553 Prunus avium (Sakura/Stella/Cherry blossom) Rooted cuttings for propagation (i), (ii), 554 Prunus persica (Peach ) Scion/ budwoods/ grafts Rooted plants for Propagation (i), (ii), 556, 557, 563 (iii) (i)-(ii), 563 (iv) (iii), 591, 604 (i) (ii), 624 (i) (i), 629 (i) (i), 631 (i), (ii), 681 Vitis vinifera (Grapevine) Grape (i), 693 of Schedule-VI

·         Point no. (iii) of Column no. 6 of Serial No. 15 (ii) Plant for propagation, (iii) Budwoods/ plants for propagation, 74 (i), 109 (i), 134 (ii), 162 (ii), 233 (ii), 241 (i), 245 Durio zibethinus (Durian) Cuttings/ Plants for propagation (i)-(iii), 272 (i), 273 Eugenia dombeyi, Plants for propagation, 301 Garcinia mangostana (Mangosteen) Cuttings / plants for propagation (i)-(v), 341 (iii), 355 (i), 375 (i), 400 (i), 429 Cuttings/ grafts/ budwood/ rooted plants for propagation (v), 443 Plants for propagation (i), (ii)-(iii), 460 (i), 480 Olea europaea (Olive), (iv) Plants/ cuttings for propagation, (i) Israel, 489, 500 (i), 512 (iv) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vii), (viii), 548 (i), 549 (i), 558 (ii), 563 (v) (i)-(viii), (ix)-(xi), 629 (ii), 631 (iii), 632, 636 (ii) of Schedule –VI under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003).

[F. No. 8-205/2019-PP-II]