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The Pesticides Ordinance, 1971

( Ordinance NO. II OF 1971 )

Chapter I


3. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, the expression-
(a) “adulterated” when used with reference to a pesticide, means any pesticide the strength or purity of which falls below the professed standard or quality which is expressed on its label or under which it is sold or a pesticide any valuable ingredient of which has been wholly or partially extracted;
(b) “advertise” means to make known by publication or distribution of any advertisement, circular or other notice;
(c) “brand” means the trade name applied by an importer, manufacturer, formulator or vendor to the goods imported, manufactured or sold by him;
(d) “Committee” means the 1[* * *] Pesticide Technical Advisory Committee constituted under this Ordinance;
(e) “formulation” means the process by which a pesticide is converted, by mixing with other substances, into a form in which it is ready to be used;
(f) “fungi” means all rusts, smuts, mildews, moulds, yeasts, and similar forms of plant life prescribed in this behalf and includes bacteria affecting plant life;
(g) “Government Analyst” means a Government Analyst appointed under this Ordinance;
(h) “guarantee” means the statement indicating the strength, effectiveness and other qualities of a brand of a pesticide which an importer, manufacturer, formulator, vendor or person holding stock for sale of a brand of a pesticide is required to submit under the rules at the time of applying for the registration of the brand;
(i) “Inspector” means an Inspector appointed under this Ordinance;
(j) “ingredient” means any material used in making a pesticide;
(k) “insect” means any of the small invertebrate animals commonly known as insects and includes such forms of animal life as may be prescribed;
(l) “label” means the written, printed or graphic matter on, or attached to, a pesticide or the immediate container thereof, and the outside container or wrapper of the retail package, if any, of the pesticide;
(m) “package” includes every container;
2[(mm) “Person” means importer, manufacturer, formulator, repacker, vendor or stock holder, wholesaler and retailer of pesticides but does not include farmer or end user;]
(n) “pesticide” means any substance or mixture of substances used or represented as a means for preventing, destroying, repelling, mitigating or controlling, directly or indirectly, any insect, fungus, bacterial organism, nematodes, virus, weed, rodent, or other plant or animal pest; but does not include a substance which is a ÔÇÿdrug' within the meaning of the Drugs Act, 1940;
(o) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance;
(p) “registered” means registered under this Ordinance;
(q) “registration number” means a specific number assigned by the Government to each registered brand of pesticide;
(r) “rules” means rules made under this Ordinance; and
(s) “weed” means any plant which grows where not wanted.

  • 1
    The word “Agriculture” was omitted by section 3 of the Agricultural Pesticides (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XXV of 1983)
  • 2
    Clause (mm) was inserted by section 2 of The Pesticides (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. LVII of 2009).
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