Insecticides (Second Amendment) Rules, 2023


The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare vide notification dated 17th March, 2023 has issued the Insecticides (Second Amendment) Rules, 2023. The amendment mandates that the QR Code shall be placed on retail pack of insecticides (Primary or Secondary pack as the case may be) at suitable place where on scanning the QR code by scanning equipment like mobile phone, a web link or link for opening the URL of the Manufacturing company will appear, which on pressing or clicking, will take the user to the entire unique information of label and leaflet and the QR code shall contain at least the following information:

  1. Unique Identifier or GTIN;
  2. Batch Number;
  3. Date of Manufacturing;
  4. Date of Expiry;
  5. Web link or URL.

It is further clarified that for ultra-small packs, multiple primary packs may be packed in one secondary pack and the manufacturer shall ensure leaflet and QR code be securely attached with each primary pack before packing them in one secondary pack.

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