Monocrotophos (HS CODE – 38089199)
Monocrotophos (Quality Control) Order, 2023; (1 page(s), in English)
Monocrotophos, technical, exists in two isomeric forms, namely, cis isomer and trans isomer. Of these two isomeric forms, only the cis isomer is effective. This is a systemic as well as contact insecticide and employed in the preparation of pesticidal formulations for the control of insect and acarine pests of agricultural crops. So, for protection of human health and environment, the BIS standard of Monocrotophos needs to be made mandatory.
The locally manufactured or imported Monocrotophos shall conform to the Indian Standard (IS 8025: 1990) and shall bear the standard mark under license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per Scheme-II of Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018. The use of standard mark is governed by the provisions of Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 and the Rules and Regulations made thereunder. Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority.