Control of Plants Act
(Chapter 57A, Section 48)
Control of Plants
(Cultivation of Plants) (Licensing and Certification) Rules
R 2
G.N. No. S 27/1994

REVISED EDITION 2000
(31st January 2000)
[18th February 1994]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Citation
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Control of Plants (Cultivation of Plants) (Licensing and Certification) Rules.
Definitions
2.  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“consignment” means any consignment of a single type of plant, fresh fruit or vegetable which has been produced for sale or supply;
“crop” means any unharvested crop of a single type of plant, fresh fruit or vegetable which has been produced for sale or supply;
“cultivation of plants” means the commercial production of any plant (whether from seed, tuber, cutting, rhizome, bulb, corm, stock, budwood, slip, sucker, graft, scion or any other part whatsoever from which such plant may be propagated) or fresh fruit or vegetable, but excludes the operation of any nursery or outlet for the primary purpose of the retail sale of plants;
“farm” means any land or premises, whether enclosed by fencing or not, used for the cultivation of plants;
“licence” means a licence issued by the Director under section 31 of the Act for the cultivation of plants;
“licensee” means the holder of a licence;
“permitted pesticide” means any pesticide which is registered under the Control of Plants (Registration of Pesticides) Rules (R 3);
“pesticide operator” means a person who is authorised, whether by virtue of a pesticide operator’s certificate, to carry out or supervise the application or use of pesticides in the cultivation of plants or any activity directly relating to such work;
“pesticide operator’s certificate” means a certificate issued by the Director under rule 14(1) certifying that the person to whom the certificate is issued is competent to carry out or supervise the application or use of pesticides in the cultivation of plants and authorising him to carry out or supervise such work;
“unregistered pesticide” means any pesticide which is not registered under the Control of Plants (Registration of Pesticides) Rules (R 3).
Limitation of application of Rules
3.  These Rules shall not apply to —
(a)the cultivation of plants by any Government agency or statutory body; or
(b)the cultivation of plants by tissue culture or micro- propagation techniques.