The Restriction on use of Glyphosate Order, 2022.


The Ministry of Agriculture and Framers Welfare on 21st October 2022, has notified the Restriction on use of Glyphosate Order, 2022. Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with crops

This order has restricted the use of Glyphosate and no person shall use Glyphosate except Pest Control Operators. All holders of the certificate of registration granted for Glyphosate and its derivatives shall return the certificate of registration to the Registration Committee for incorporation of the warning in bold letters “THE USE OF GLYPHOSATE FORMULATION TO BE ALLOWED THROUGH PEST CONTROL OPERATORS” on the label and leaflets.

Further, if any person who holds the certificate of registration fails to return the certificate to the Registration Committee, within a period of three months, action shall be taken under the provisions contained in the Insecticides Act, 1968.

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