The Karnataka Agricultural Pests and Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2021

Oct 13, 2021 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Industry Specific Compliance

The State Government of Karnataka on October 12, 2021 has issued the Karnataka Agricultural Pests and Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2021 to further amend the Karnataka Agricultural Pests and Diseases Act, 1968. 

The amendment in the Karnataka Agricultural Pests and Diseases Act, 1968 are as follows: -

• In Section 2(2), (3), (11) & (12) which specifies “Definition of Director of Agriculture, District officer, Plan & Plant Disease”, has been substituted. 

• In Section 12 which specifies “Obligation of village officers to report on insect pests, plant diseases or noxious weeds”, the explanation has been substituted, namely: -

“For purpose of this section “village officer” includes village accountant, the panchayat development officer, panchayat secretary, agriculture assistant, horticulture assistant, sericulture inspector, Sericulture demonstrator or any other Government officer concerned working in that area”. 

[Notification No- 833]

 


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