The aerial wing, under administrative control of department of Plant Protection (DPP) of Ministry of National Food Security & Research was created in 1950 to respond to the threat of locust.
Importance of plant quarantine Exotic pests can cause colossal losses to our crop wealth. A number of foreign pests entered subcontinent in the early twenties because of inadequate quarantine control.
The Desert Locust (schistocerca gregaria) is one of the deadliest insect pest, which if unchecked, plays havoc with agricultural economy of the country.
Organization Plant Quarantine work is done by Plant Quarantine Division in the Department of Plant Protection, which has the legal authority and management responsibility. The organization arrangements are as per Article IV of the International Plant Protection Convention, 1997.