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The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on February 23, 2021 has issued Fertilizer (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Amendment Order, 2021 to further amend the Fertiliser (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Order, 1985.

Any new biostimulant product must be included in Schedule VI of the regulations. No person shall manufacture or import any biostimulant unless it id included in it. For this, the following information is presented:

- Chemistry

- Bioefficacy

- Toxicity

- Heavy metal content

- Pesticide analysis

Biostimulants shall be classified under any of the following categories, namely:

(a) botanical extracts, including seaweed extracts

(b) biochemicals

(c) protein and amino acid hydrolysates

(d) vitamins

(e) cell-free microbial products

(f) antioxidants

(g) antiperspirants

(h) humic and fulvic acid and its derivatives

If the product is already on the Indian market, the manufacturer/importer must first obtain the provisional certificate to be able to continue on the market, with a two-year extension, requesting it from the state agriculture department before August 23, 2021. During these two years testing must be done to obtain the data requirements detailed above.

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