India: More Controls on Animals and Plants

A proposal has been made in to parliament for a new law creating a central body to control, eradicate and manage pests and diseases in plants and animals in the country.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

The Indian Agriculture Minister, Sarad Pawar, sent a new law to the parliament of his country, which will create a central agency, the Agricultural Biosecurity Authority of India (ABAI), in order to predict, control, eradicate and manage pests and diseases in plants and animals.

The Act, which was debated for a long period, as well as safeguarding agricultural biodiversity and the protection of the agricultural economy of the country, will help meet India's international obligations on the facilitation of imports and exports of plants and plant products, animals and microorganisms and regulation of importance to agriculture.

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