SCHEDULE- V
[See Clauses 3(3)(6)(7) and 10(1)(2)(3) and 11(3) under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India ) Order, 2003]

LIST OF PLANTS AND PLANT MATERIALS IMPORT OF WHICH IS RESTRICTED AND PERMISSIBLE ONLY WITH RECOMMENDATION OF AUTHORIZED INSTITUTIONS WITH ADDITIONAL DECLARATIONS AND SUBJECT TO SPECIAL CONDITIONS

S. No.

Plant species/ variety

Category of plants & plant material

Additional declarations required to be incorporated into PSC

Special conditions of import

Responsibility of authorized Institutions

1.

Banana, Plantain and Abaca (Musa spp.).

(i) Rhizomes/ Suckers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom from:

(a)     Moko wilt (Burkholderia solanacearum Race-2)

(b)    Black leaf streak (Mycosphaerella fijiensis var. difformis)

(c)     Cameroon marbling (Phytoplasmas)

(d)    Rhizome rot (Erwinia chrysanthemi pv. paradisiaca)

(e)     Banana weevil (Hawaii ) (Cosmopolites pruinosus),

(f)      Cane weevil (West Indies) (Metamasius hemipterus),

(g)    Banana weevil (East African), (Temnoschoita nigroplagiata).

 

(i)      Growing of imported consignment under post-entry quarantine for a period of 9-12 months.

(ii)     Import subject to prior approval of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in the Ministry of Agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, National Research Center on Banana, Tiruchi (Tamil Nadu).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Tissue cultured plants

 

Certified that the tissue culture plants tested and found free from viruses and phytoplasmas affecting banana.

The above conditions shall not apply.

Commercial imports subject to prior approval of DAC.

2.

Cassava or tapioca (Manihot esculenta)

(i) Stem Cuttings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom from:

(a)     Super elongation (Sphaceloma manihoticola)

(b)    Bacterial leaf spot (Xanthomonas campestris.pv. cassavae)

(c)     Cassava bacterial blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv. manihotis) - American strains.

(d)    Cassava viruses (viz. common mosaic, brown streak, leaf vein mosaic, red mottle and yellow vein banding

(e)     Cassava witches’ broom

(phytoplasma)

(f)      Shoot fly (Carpolonchaea chalybea)

(g)    Mite (Mononychellus spp.)

(a)     Thrip (Frankliniella willamsi)

 

 

(i)      Post-entry quarantine for a period of one year.

(ii)     Hot water dipping of cuttings at 50 o C for 30 min. before planting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Sreekaryam (Kerala).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Seeds

 

 

 

As stated above at (b) and (c)

 

 

 

The above conditions shall not apply.

 

 

Same as above.

 

 

 

 

 

(i)      Tissue cultured plants

 

 

Certified that the tissue cultured plants tested and found virus-free.

 

 

Same as above.

 

Same as above.

3.

Citrus spp. (lemon, lime, orange, grape fruit, mandarins etc.) and other Rutaceous hosts

(i) Grafts/ Bud wood/

Plants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom from:

(a)     Mal secco (Deuterophoma tracheiphila)

(b)    Stubborn or little leaf (Spiroplasma citri)

(c)     Cancrosis B (Xanthomonas campestris pv. aurantifolii)

(d)    Citrus tatter leaf (Capillo virus)

(e)     Satsuma dwarf virus

(f)      Sweet orange scab (Elsinoe australis) and Tryon’s scab (Sphaceloma fawcettii var. scabiosa)

(g)    Citrus burrowing nematode (Radopholus citrophilus)

(h)    Florida red scale (Chrysomphalus aonidium)

(i)      Citrus bud mite (Eriophyes sheldoni)

(j)      Citrus rust mite (Phyllocoptruta oleivora)

Post-entry quarantine for a period of one year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, National Research Centre on Citrus, Nagpur , (Maharashtra).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Seeds for propagation

 

 

As stated above at (c)

 

 

 

The above condition shall not apply.

 

 

Same as above.

 

 

 

 

 

(iii) Tissue cultured plants

 

Certified that the tissue-cultured plants are obtained from mother-stock indexed or tested and maintained virus-free.

 

 

Same as above.

 

Import subject to prior approval of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in the Ministry of Agriculture

4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) and related species.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeds (beans)/pods/bud wood/rootstock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom from

(a)  Swollen shoot virus and related strains

(b)  Witches’ broom (Crinipellis ( Marasmius) perniciosa)

(c)  Watery pod rot ( Monilia (Moniliopthora) roreri)

(d)  Mealy pod (Trachysphaera fructigena)

(e)  Mirids (Sahlbergia singularis & Distantiella theobroma)

(f)    Cocoa moth (Acorocercops cramerella)

(g)  Cocoa capsid (Sahlbergiella theobroma)

(h)  Cocoa beetle (Steirastoma brevi)

(i)     seedling damping-off (Phytophthora cactorum)

(j)    Chestnut downy mildew (Phytophthora katsurae)

(k)   Black pod of cocoa (Phytophthora megakarya)

 

Post-entry quarantine for a period of one year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by the Director, CPCRI, Kasaragod, Kerala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Tissue- cultured plants

 

Certified that the tissue cultured plants are produced in vitro are obtained from mother stock tested and maintained free from cocoa viruses by appropriate authority at the country of origin.

 

The above conditions shall not apply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coconut (Cocos nucifera) & related species of Cocoidae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seed nuts/ Seed lings/Pollen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom from:

a)     Palm lethal yellowing (phytoplasma) and related strains

b)     Cadang cadang & Tinangaja (viroid)

c)     Lethal boll rot (Marasmiellus coco philus)

d)     Red ring (Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus (palmarum)

e)     South American Palm weevil (Rhyncophorus palmarum)

f)       Leaf minor (Promecotheca cumingi)

g)     Palm kernel borer (Pachymerus spp)

 

(i) The Seed nuts shall be fumigated with methyl bromide @ 16 gm/cu m for 12 hrs at 20 C under NAP at the port of entry or any other fumigant/ substance in the manner approved by Plant Protection Adviser.

(ii) Post-entry quarantine in offshore island facility at Andaman & Nicobar Islands for one reproductive cycle or five years period.

 

 

 

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, CPCRI, Kasaragod, Kerala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Embryo-cultures

Certified that the embryo cultures are obtained from seed nuts collected from mother trees tested and found free from viroids.

 

The above conditions shall not apply.

 

Same as above.

6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee (Coffea spp.) and related species of Rubiaceae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeds (beans)&

berries (freshly harvested)/ Grafts / Bud wood / Seedlings/ Rooted cuttings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom from:

(a)     American leaf spot (Mycena citricolor, syn. Omphalia flavida)

(b)    Coffee berry disease (Colletotrichum coffeanum var. virulens)

(c)     Tracheomycosis (Gibberella xylariodes, syn Fusarium xylarioids)

(d)    Powdery rust (Hemeleia coffeicola)

(e)     Halo blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv. garcae)

(f)      Leaf spot (Pseudomonas cichorii)

(g)    Phloem necrosis (Phytomonas leptovasorum)

(h)    Coffee viruses (coffee ringspot, leaf rugosity, leaf curl, leaf crinkle and mosaic viruses)

(i)      Coffee berry borers (Hypothenemus hampei, Sophronica ventralis)

(j)      Coffee thrips (Diarthrothrips coffeae)

 

 

Post entry quarantine for oneyear period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by the Director, Central Coffee Research Institute, Balehonnur, Chikmagalur (Karnataka).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Tissue cultured plants

.

 

Certified that the tissue cultured plants tested virus –free

 

 

The above condition shall not apply.

 

Same as above.

7.

Cotton (Gossypium spp.)

Seeds for sowing

 

(i) Freedom from:

(a)     Witches’ broom (Collectotrichum gossypii var. cephalosporioides)

(b)    Bacterial blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv. malvacearum (African strain)

(c)     (Anthonomus grandis & other Anthonomus spp.)

(d)    Seed bruchids (Amblycerus spp.,Megacerus spp., Spermophagus spp.)

 

 

(i) The seed shall be given acid delinting treatment at the country of origin prior to shipment

(ii) The seed shall be fumigated with suitable fumigant at the country of origin and treatment to be endorsed on phytosanitary certificate.

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Central Cotton Research Institute, Nagpur , (Maharashtra).

8.

Forest plant species

(i) Chestnut (Castanea spp.)

(i) Seeds/ Fruits/ Grafts and other planting material

 

Freedom from:

Chestnut blight or canker (Cryphonectria (Endothia) parasitica)-American strain

 

Post-entry quarantine for a period of one year.

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun or any other research institute under Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education.

 

 

(ii) Elm (Ulmus spp.)

 

(i) Seeds/Plants

Freedom from:

(a)     Dutch elm disease (Ceratocystis ulmi) - American and European strains

(b)    Elm mottle virus,

(c)     Elm bark beetles (Scolytidae)

(d)    White -banded elm leaf hopper (Scaphoidous luteolus) -Vector of Elm phloem necrosis

(e)     Seed Bruchid (Bruchidius spp.)

(i) Post-entry quarantine for a period of one year.

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Fumigation of planting material prior to dispatch at the country of origin and the treatment shall be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate.

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun or any other research institute under Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

 

(iii) Oak (Quercus spp.)

(i) Seeds/ Plants

 

Freedom from:

(a)     Oak wilt (Ceratocystis fagacearum)

(b)    Oak bark beetles (Pseudopityophthorus spp.)

(c)     Seed Bruchids (Bruchidius spp.)

 

(i) Post-entry quarantine for a period of one year

 

(ii) Fumigation of planting material prior to dispatch at the country of origin and the treatment shall be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun or any other research institute under Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

 

(iv) Pine (Pinus spp.) and other

coniferous species

 

(i) Seeds/ Plants

(i)      Freedom from:

(a)     Pine rusts (Stalactiform blister rust(Cronartium coleosporioides), Comandra blister rust (C. comandrae), sweet fern blister rust (C. comptoniae); Southern fusiform rust (C. fusiforme))

(b)    Western gall rust (Endocronartium harknessii)

(c)     Brown spot needle blight (Mycosphaerella dearnesii, syn. Scirrhia acicola)

(d)    Seedling die-back and pitch canker (Fusarium moniliforme f.sp. subglutinans).

(e)     Needle cast (Lophodermium spp.)

(f)      Pine wood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus)

(g)    Seed chalcid (Eurytoma sciromatis)

(h)    Seed Bruchids (Bruchidius spp.)

 

(i)      Post-entry quarantine for a period of one year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Fumigation of planting material prior to dispatch at the country of origin and the treatment shall be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate.

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun or any other research institute under Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

 

(v)    Poplar

Populus spp.)

(i) Stem cuttings/

Plants

Freedom from:

(a)     Hypoxylon canker (Hypoxylon mammatum)

(b)    Poplar rust (Melampsora medusae)

(c)     Septoria canker of poplar (Mycosphaerella populorum, syn. Septoria musiva)

(d)    Gummosis (Euitypa armeniacae)

(e)     Poplar mosaic virus

Post-entry quarantine for a period of one year.

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun or any other research institute under Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

 

 

(vi)   Walnut

(Juglans spp.

(i)      Seeds (nuts)/ Plants

 

Freedom from:

(a)     Bacterial blight (Xanthomonas juglandis)

(b)    Bark canker (Erwinia nigrifluens)

(c)     Gummosis (Euitypa armeniacae)

(d)    Codling moth (Carpocapsa pomonella)

 

Post-entry quarantine for a period of one year

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun or any other research institute under Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education.

9.

Groundnut (Arachis spp.)

Seeds/ Stem cuttings/Plants

Free from

(a)     Scab (Sphaceloma arachidis)

(b)    Bacterial wilt (Burkholderia solanacearum) (African strains)

(c)     Peanut stripe virus

(d)    Peanut stunt virus

(e)     Tobacco streak virus

(f)      Seed Bruchid (Stator pruininus)

(g) Testa Nematode (Aphelenchoides arachidis)

(i)      Post-entry quarantine for a period of 6 weeks

(ii)     Permitted to import only as decorticated seeds.

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director National Research Center on Groundnut, Junagadh, Gujarat State and Director General, International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Aried Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh State .

 

10.

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) and other tuber bearing species of Solanaceae

(i) Tubers and other planting material

 

(i)      Freedom from:

(a)     Potato tuber nematode (Ditylenchus destructor)

(b)    Stem and bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci )

(c)     Potato cyst nematodes [Globodera (Heterodera) rostochiensis & Globodera pallida]

(d)    Gangrene (Phoma exigua var. foveata)

(e)     Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)

(f)      Potato smut [Thecaphora (Angiosorus) solani]

(g)    Bacterial ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus)

(h)    Potato purple-top wilt & stolbur phytoplasmas

(i)      Potato viruses viz. Andean potato latent, Andean potato mottle, Arracacha B virus, Potato deforming mosaic, Potato T (capillo virus), Potato yellow dwarf, Potato yellow vein, Potato calico strain of Tobacco ring spot virus, Potato strain of Tobacco streak virus

(j)      Colarado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)

(k)     Andean potato weevil (Premnotrypes spp.)

 

Post-entry quarantine for a period of two growth seasons.

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Central Potato Research Institute, Simla, Himachal Pradesh.

 

 

(ii) True seed/micro tubers (in vitro) of potato/tissue-cultured plants

The true seed/micro-tubers (in vitro) of potato are obtained from plants tested and certified free from viruses and viroids of potato and other tuber bearing Solanaceous plant species.

The above condition shall not apply.

Import subject to prior approval of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in the Ministry of Agriculture

11.

Rice (Oryza sativa)

(i) Seeds for sowing

(i)     Freedom from:

(a)   Granary weevil (Sitophilus granarius)

(b) Sheath brown rot (Pseudomonas fuscovaginae)

(c)   Seedling rot (Pseudomonas glumae)

(d) Bacterial halo blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv. Oryzae

 

Seed soaking overnight and hot water treatment at 52 deg C for 10 min.

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, NBPGR, New Delhi/Director, Directorate of Rice Research Hyderabad

12.

Rubber (Hevea spp.)

 

Seed/ Saplings/ Bud wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i)      Freedom from:

(a)     South American leaf blight (SALB) (Microcyclus ulei syn. Dothidella ulei)

(b) Shot hole borer (Xyleborus ferrugineus)

 

 

(i) Post-entry quarantine for a period of one year.

 

(ii) The consignment of seed and other planting material shall be treated with suitable systemic fungicide prior to dispatch of the consignment at the country of origin and the treatment shall be endorsed on phytosanitary certificate.

 

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by the Director, Rubber Institute, Kottayam, (Kerala).

 

 

 

 

13.

Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)

(i) Cuttings of setts for planting

 

Freedom from:

(a)     Fiji virus of sugarcane

(b)    Gummosis (Xanthomonas vasculorum)

(c)     Sugarcane white leaf (phytoplasmas)

(d)    Sereh

(e)     Sugarcane downy mildew (Peronosclerospora sacchari)

(f)      Mottled stripe (Pseudomonas rubrisubalbicans)

(g)    Sugarcane viruses viz. bacilliform, mild mosaic, mosaic & streak

(h)    American sugarcane borer (Diatraea saccharalis)

 

(i)      Growing of consignment under post-entry quarantine for a period of one year.

(ii)     Hot water treatment of dormant sets at 52 o C for 20 min. followed by dipping in systemic fungicide solutions viz. Benlate at 0.2% just prior to planting.

(iii)   All packages and packing material shall be disposed off by burning.

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu).

 

 

(ii) True seed or fuzz

As stated above at (b) and (e)

(iv)   Hot water treatment of fuzz at 58 o C for 5 min. in water with 50 ppm Tween-20 followed by a short dip in a 10 ppm solution of suitable fungicide just before sowing.

 

As above

 

 

(iii) Tissue cultured plants

Certified that the tissue cultured plants tested and found virus-free

 

The above conditions (i) to (iv) shall not apply

As above.

14.

Sweet potato (Ipomoea spp.)

(i) Stem (vine) cuttings rooted or un-rooted/ tubers

 

Freedom from:

(a)     Scab (Elsinoe batatas)

(b)    Scurf (Moniliochaetes infuscans)

(c)     Foot rot (Plenodomus destruens)

(d)    Soil rot (Streptomyces ipomoeae)

(e)     Bacteria wilt (Pseudomonas batatae)

(f)      Sweet potato viruses viz. Russet crack; feathery mottle; internal cork; chlorotic leaf spot; vein mosaic; mild mottle and yellow dwarf, vein clearing; chlorotic stunt; Sheffied’s virus A and B etc.

(g) Sweet potato witches’ broom (phytoplasmas)

(h)    Seed bruchid (Mimosestes mimosae)

 

(i) Post-entry quarantine for one growth season.

(ii) Freedom from soil.

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Sreekaryam (Kerala).

 

 

(ii) True seed/ Tissue-cultured plants

Certified that the true seed / tissue-cultured plants are obtained from mother stock indexed or tested and maintained free from viruses and viroids of potato and other tuber bearing Solanaceous plant species.

 

The above conditions shall not apply.

 

Same as above.

15.

Tobacco (Nicotiana spp.)

(i)      Seed for sowing

 

Freedom from:

(a)     Blue mould (Peronospora tabacina)

(b)    Broomrape (Orobanche cumana )

(c)     Tobacco cyst nematode (Heterodera tabacum)

Post-entry consignment for a period of one growth season.

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry (AP)

16.

Wheat

(Triticum spp.)

(i)      Seeds for sowing

 

(i)      Freedom from:

(a)     Dwarf bunt (Tilletia contraversa)

(b)    Ergot (Claviceps purpurea)

(c)     Spike rot (Pseudomonas atrofaciens)

(d)    Granary weevil (Sitophilus granarius)

 

 

Post-entry quarantine for one growth season.

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by the Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi .

17.

Yam (Dioscorea spp)

(i) Tubers for planting or propagation

(i)Freedom from:

(a)     Yam mosaic virus/ green banding virus

(b)    Crown gall ( Agrobacterium tumefaciens)

(c)     Weevil (Palaeopus spp.)

(i) Growing of consignment under post-entry quarantine for one growth season.

(ii) Hot water treatment of tubers at 52oC for 30 minutes followed by chemical dip in fensulphathion at 0.125% for 10-15 min. before planting.

 

Subject to the recommendations, supervision, monitoring and testing by Director, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Sreekaryam (Kerala).

 

 

(ii) Tissue cultured plants

(ii) Certified that the tissue cultured plants produced from virus-free mother stock.

The above conditions shall not apply.

Same as above.