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27. Prohibition of sale, etc., of insecticides for reasons of public safety.

(1) If, on receipt of a

report under section 26 or otherwise, the Central Government or the State Government is of opinion for reasons to be recorded in writing, that the use of any insecticide specified in 3*** clause (e) of section 3 or any specific batch thereof is likely to involve such risk to human beings or animals as to render it expedient or necessary to take immediate action then that Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, prohibit the sale, distribution or use of the insecticide or batch, in such area, to such extent and for such period (not exceeding sixty days) as may be specified in the notification pending investigation into the matter:

Provided that where the investigation is not completed within the said period, the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, may extend it by such further period or periods not exceeding thirty days in the aggregate as it may specify in a like manner.

(2) If, as a result of its own investigation or on receipt of the report from the State Government, and after consultation with the Registration Committee, the Central Government, is satisfied that the use of the said insecticide or batch is or is not likely to cause any such risk, it may pass such order (including an order refusing to register the insecticide or cancelling the certificate of registration, if any, granted in respect thereof) as it deems fit, depending on the circumstances of the case.

1. Subs. by Act 23 of 2000, s. 4, for "sixty" (w.e.f. 5-8-2000).

2. Subs. by s. 4, ibid., for "which shall make the test or analysis" (w.e.f. 5-8-2000).

3. The words, brackets and figure "sub-clause (iii) of" omitted by s. 5, ibid. (w.e.f. 5-8-2000).

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