Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What is Seed Act 2010................

The outline of Seed act 2010

Need to be followed and acted upon under this Act.
Thus, for Cotton sampling and referring to the notified lab for analysis, the provisions of Seeds Act 1966 and Seeds (Control) Order 1983 need to be followed as was done prior to the enactment of AP Cotton Seeds Act 2007.  
            The outline of the procedure including a step wise guidelines meant for application by Seed Inspectors in their day-to-day Quality Control work is as follows:
Ø  Separate targets are stipulated for all crop seed lots and cotton seed lots.
Ø  Targets are stipulated season wise for all the crops.
Ø  C&DA, AP Code is allocated for all crop seeds in regular manner.
Ø  The procedure laid down in Seeds Rules 1968 and Schedule B of Seeds (Control) Order 1983 should be followed meticulously in respect of drawal and dispatch of samples of all crop seed lots including cotton seeds.
Ø  The samples should be sent only to the allotted labs for all crops. In case of the districts allotted to STL, Tadepalligudem, the Cotton samples shall be referred to DNA FP Lab, Hyderabad for analysis and not to STL, Tadepalligudem.
Ø  All the Bt Cotton BG-II samples drawn, irrespective of the district, must be referred to the DNA Fingerprinting Lab, SAMETI, Old Malakpet for analysis.
Ø  All the seed Inspectors notified earlier are also notified under Environmental (Protection) Act 1986. By virtue of their empowerment under EP Act 1986, they are now entrusted with the job of implementation of EP Act 1986 and Rules 1989 and this could be possible only after understanding the provisions of Section of the said Act & Rules.
Ø  All the seed Inspectors are equipped with know-how of Seeds Laws in training programmes, literature on Seeds Laws including EP Act 1986 and Rules made there under, Seed Inspectors manual, Notified and De-notified Varieties and Compendium of deliberations during Capacity Enhancement 2006 and thereafter from this Commissionerate.


Ø  Referring undersized submitted sample
Ø  Not Using Forms prescribed under specific Act.
Ø  Non-furnishing of specimen of Seed Inspectors Seal on Memorandum to seed Analyst.
Ø  Improper packing without sealing, fastening in prescribed manner.
Ø  Non-furnishing of information slip
Ø  Non-furnishing of C&DA, AP Code
Ø  Sending requisition letter in non prescribed form and in incomplete shape.
Ø  Sending samples having information sheet and requisition letter along with actual seed content of the sample, leading to loss of legibility. (Information sheet and Memorandum to Analyst invariably be placed outside the cloth bag within final wrapper).


3B said...

Informative report.Asia-Pacific market is the largest market for seed in the world.The key success factor of seed industryis associated with the technological development and innovation of new and improved seeds with specialized traits..Thanks for sharing.It really helpful for our research

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