THE INSECTICIDES ACT, 1962 (Amended 1988) THE INSECTICIDES (AMENDED) RULES, 1993

  • This Act proposed two statutory bodies, namely the Central Insecticide Board (Advisory body) and the registration committee (implementing body) with the objectives of regulating import, manufacturing, sale, transport, distribution and use of insecticides with a view to preventing risk to human being, animals and other issues. The Rules were framed in 1971 for better implementation. The Act prescribed the proper labeling of pesticides according to FAO guidelines and classification according to WHO.

  • Rules 37: (1) All persons engaged with insecticide production or formation shall be examined medically before their start of occupation and al least quarterly in manufacturing unit and yearly in other operation by a qualified doctors and recorded in Form XVII (17). In organophosphorus/Carbamate compound blood cholestersterase level - once a year or as advised by doctor, and (2) Any person showing symptoms of poisoning shall be treated immediately after examination.

Reference

Consumer Education and research Centre. Pesticides Residues in Food-report of a workshop. Ahmedabad 1989.