The Third Amendment Order of 2024 for Bio-Stimulant Specifications in FCO 1985

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has notified an Order, called the Fertiliser (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) (Third ) Amendment Order, 2024 in FCO 1985.
This order shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette e.i. from 8th May 2024.
In Clause 20 C, Specifications in respect of Biostimulant for sub-clause (1), the following sub-clause shall be substituted, namely:-

  1. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Order, the specification of Biostimulants, including its name, active ingredient or tracer molecule or where it is not possible to indicate its active ingredient or tracer molecule there its chemical composition , name of crop to which it is applied , its benefits and the method of analysis for determination of its active ingredients or chemical composition or tracer molecule shall be specified by the Central Government in Schedule VI..
  2. ⁠In sub-clause (2), after item (h) and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted namely:-
    (i) Live micro-organisms excluding biofertilizers and biopesticides.

For more details, please go to attached gazette…