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Insecticides Act, 1968

16. Central Insecticides Laboratory

The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, establish a Central Insecticides Laboratory under the control of Director to be appointed by the Central Government to carry out the functions entrusted to it by or under this Act;

Provided that if the Central Government so directs by a notification in the Official Gazette, the functions of the Central Insecticides Laboratory shall, to such extent as may be specified in the notification, be carried out at any such institution as may be specified therein and thereupon the functions of the director of the Central Insecticides Laboratory shall to the extent so specified, be exercised by the head of the institution.

17. Prohibition of import and manufacture of certain insecticides

1. No person shall, himself or by any person on his behalf, import or manufacture-
a. any misbranded insecticides;
b. any insecticide the sale, distribution or use of which is for the time being prohibited under section 27;
c. any insecticide except in accordance with the condition on which it was registered;
d. any insecticide in contravention of any other provision of this Act or of any rule made thereunder:

Provided that any person who has applied for registration of an insecticide [under any of the provisos] to sub-section (1) of section 9 may continue to import or manufacture any such insecticide and such insecticide shall not be deemed to be a misbranded insecticide within the meaning of sub-clause (vi) or sub-clause (vii) or sub-clause (viii) of clause (k) of section 3, until he has been informed by the Registration Committee of its decision to refuse to register the said insecticide.


2. No person shall, himself or by any person on his behalf; manufacture any insecticide except under, and in accordance with the condition of, a licence issued for such purpose under this Act.

18. Prohibition of sale, etc. of certain insecticides

1. No person shall himself or by any person on his behalf, sell, stock or exhibit foe sale, distribute [transport, use, or cause to be used] by any worker-

a. any insecticide which is not registered under this Act;
b. any insecticide, the sale, distribution or use of which is for the time being prohibited under section 27;
c. any insecticide in contravention of any other provision of this Act or of any rule made thereunder.

2. No person shall, himself or by any person on his behalf, sell, stock or exhibit for sale or distribute [or use for commercial pest control operations] any insecticide except under, and in accordance with the conditions of, a licence issued for such purpose under this Act.

Explanation : For the purpose of this section an insecticide in respect of which any person has applied for a certificate of registration [under any of the provisos] to sub-section (1) of section 9, shall be deemed to be registered till the date on which the refusal to register such insecticide is notified in the Official Gazette.

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