Central Insecticides Board

Established Under Section 4 of the Insecticides Act, 1968


  1. The Central Insecticides Board advises the Central Government and State Governments on technical matters arising out of the administration of this Act and to carry out the other functions assigned to the Board by or under this Act.
  2. The matters on which the Board may advise includes :
  1. the risk to human being or animals involved in the use of insecticides and the safety measures necessary to prevent such risk ;
  2. the manufacture, sale, storage, transport and distribution of insecticides with a view to ensure safety to human beings or animals.


  1. Advise the Central Government on the manufacture of insecticides under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 (65 of 1951).
  2. Specify the uses of the classification of insecticides on the basis of their toxicity as well as their being suitable for aerial application.
  3. Advise tolerance limits for insecticides residues and establishment of minimum intervals between the application of insecticides and harvest in respect of various commodities.
  4. Specify the shelf-life of insecticides.
  5. Suggest colourisation, including colouring matter which may be mixed with concentrates of insecticides, particularly those of highly toxic nature.
  6. Carry out such other functions as are supplemental, incidental or consequential to any of the functions conferred by the Act or the Rules.

By laws have been framed for Central Insecticides Board. The by laws require Central Insecticides Board to meet atleast once in 6 months.

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