Government Mandates Weekly Reporting of Stock of Pulses

The government is closely monitoring the import and release of Yellow Peas into the market to ensure its smooth integration and stabilization of overall pulse availability. States and UTs have been specifically directed to track stock levels of imported Yellow Peas alongside the five major pulses (Tur, Urad, Chana, Masur, and Moong).

Plant Quarantine Requirements For Common Ash and Butcher’s-Broom Revised

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has issued two Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Orders. The Orders bring Fraxinus excelsior, commonly known as Common Ash or European Ash and rhizomes for propagation of Ruscus aculeatus, commonly called butcher’s broom, within its ambit.

New Plant Quarantine Stations Notified

The Ministry of of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has issued two notifications establishing new Plant Quarantine Station (PQS) in Orissa and Gujarat. These new PQS seek to expedite the inspection and clearance process for plant imports in the regions.

New Seed Varieties Notified for All-India Production and Sale

The Government of India has announced the regulation of seed quality for specific crop varieties. This notification aims to ensure the availability of high-quality seeds for farmers across the country. The notification paves the way for these seeds to be sold for agricultural purposes.

Insecticides (Second Amendment) Rules, 2024 Introduced

Any individual seeking a license for pest control operations involving Glyphosate and its derivatives will be automatically granted a license if the licensing officer fails to approve the application within thirty days of its submission. This provision is applicable upon submission of the application along with a fee of one thousand rupees for all designated operation areas involving the use of Glyphosate and its derivatives.

Movement of Potato Seed Tubers Permitted Subject To Special Conditions

The Central Government has permitted the movement of potato seed tubers from select districts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir to all other states and Union Territories of India. This decision comes with special conditions aimed at ensuring the prevention of the Potato Cyst Nematode and safeguarding the environment.