GLOSSARY

            In the Fertiliser Control Order, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.     “Act” means the essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955);

 

2.     “Biofertiliser” means the product containing carrier based (solid or liquid) living microorganisms which are agriculturally useful in terms of nitrogen fixation, phosphorus solubilisation or nutrient mobilization, to increase the productivity of the soil and/or crop.

 

3.     “Certificate of source” means a certificate given by the State Government, Commodity Board, manufacturer, importer, pool handling agency or as the case may be, wholesale dealer indicating therein the source from which fertiliser for purpose of sale is obtained.

 

4.     “Commodity Board” means the Coffee Board constituted under section 4 of the Coffee Act, 1942 (7 of 1942)  or the Rubber Board constituted under section 4 of Rubber Act, 1947 (24 of 1947), or the Tea Board constituted under section 4 of the Tea Act, 1953 (29 of 1953) or as the case may be, the Cardamom Board constituted under section 4 of the Cardamom Act, 1965 (42 of 1965);

 

5.     “Compound or complex fertiliser” means a fertiliser containing two or more nutrients during the production of which chemical reaction takes place;

 

6.     “Controller” means the person appointed as Controller of Fertilisers by the Central Government and includes any other person empowered by the Central Government to exercise or perform all or any of the powers, or as the case may be, functions of the Controller under the Order;

 

7.     “Customised fertiliser” means the fertiliser specified under Clause 20 B.

 

8.     “Dealer” means a person carrying on the business of selling fertilisers whether wholesale or retain or Industrial use, and includes a manufacturer, importer and a pool handling agency carrying on such business and the agents of such person, manufacturer, importer or pool handling agency;

 

9.     “Fertiliser”  means any substance used or intended to be used as a fertiliser of the soil and/or crop and specified in Part A of Schedule-I and includes mixture of fertilisers, and special mixture of fertilisers, provisional fertiliser, customised fertiliser, bio-fertilisers specified in Schedule III and Organic fertiliser specified in Schedule IV and non edible de-oiled cake fertilisers specified in Schedule V;

10.            “Form” means a form appended to this Order;

 

11.            “Grade” means the nutrient element contents in the fertiliser expressed in percentage;

 

12.            “Granulated mixture” means a mixture of fertilisers made by intimately mixing two or more fertilisers with or without inert material and granulating them together without involving any chemical re-action;

 

13.            “Importer” means a person who imports fertiliser in accordance with the Export and Import Policy of the Central Government as amended from time to time.

 

14.            “Inspector”  means an Inspector of fertilisers appointed under Clause 27;

 

15.            “Industrial Dealer” means a dealer who sells fertilisers for industrial purposes;

 

16.            “Industrial purposes” means the use of fertiliser for purposes other than fertilisation of soil and increasing productivity of crops;

 

17.            “Manufacturer” means a person who produces fertilisers or mixture of fertilisers and the expression ‘manufacture’ with its grammatical variations shall be construed accordingly;

 

18.            “Mixture of Fertilisers” means a mixture of fertilisers made by physically mixing two or more fertilisers, with or without inert material in physical or granular form and includes mixtures of NPK Fertilisers, a mixture of micronutrient fertilisers and a mixtures of NPK with micronutrient fertilisers;

 

19.            “Notified authority” means an authority appointed under Clause 26 A.

 

20.            “Non-edible de-oiled cake fertiliser” means substance obtained as residue after oil extraction (by expeller and/or through solvent extraction) from crushed seeds of non-edible oil seeds (such as Castor, Neem) for use in soil as fertiliser;

 

21.            “Offer for sale” includes a reference to an intimation by a person or a proposal by him for the sale of any fertiliser, made by publication of a price list, by exposing the fertiliser for sale indicating the price, by furnishing of a quotation or otherwise howsoever;

 

22.              “Organic fertiliser” means substances made up of one or more unprocessed material (s) of a biological nature (plant/animal) and may include unprocessed mineral materials that have been altered through micro biological decomposition process.

 

23.             “Physical mixture” means a mixture of fertilisers made by physically mixing two or more fertilisers with or without inert material necessary to make a required grade, without involving any chemical re-action;

 

24.            “Provisional fertiliser” means fertiliser specified under Clause 20 A.

 

25.            “Prescribed Standard” means :

(i)                In relation to a fertiliser included in column 1 of Part A of Schedule-1, the standard set out in the corresponding entry in column 2, subject to the limits of permissible variation as specified in Part B of that Schedule; and

(ii)              In relation to a mixture of fertilisers, the standard set out in respect of that mixture under sub-clause (1) of clause 13 by the Central Government subject to the limit permissible variation as specified in Part B of Schedule-1.

(iii)            In relation to mixture of fertilisers the standards set out in respect of that mixtures under sub clause (2) of Clause 13 by State Government, subject to limits of permissible variation as specified in Part B of Schedule-1;

(iv)            In relation to a Bio fertilizer included in column 1 of Part A of Schedule-III, the standard set out in the corresponding entry in column 2, subject to the limits of permissible variation as specified in Part B of that Schedule;

(v)              In relation to a Organic fertiliser included in column 1 of Part A of Schedule IV, the standard set out in the corresponding entry in column 2, subject to the limits of permissible variation as specified in Part B of that Schedule.

(vi)            In relation to a non-edible de-oiled cake fertiliser specified in column (2) of Part A of Schedule V, the standard set out in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said part, subject to the limits of permissible variation as specified in Part B of the said Schedule.

 

26.            “Pool Handling Agency” means an agency entrusted by the Central Government with functions relating to handling and distribution of imported fertilisers;

 

27.            “Registering Authority” means registering authority appointed under Clause 26 in respect of mixture of fertilisers and special mixture of fertilisers.

 

28.            “Retail Dealer” means a dealer who sells fertilisers to farmers or plantation for agricultural use such as for fertilisation of soil and increasing productivity of crops;

 

29.            “Schedule” means a schedule appended to this Order;

 

30.             “Special mixture of fertilisers” means any mixture of fertilisers prepared for experimental purposes in pursuance of a requisition made by any person (including a person engaged in the cultivation of tea, coffee or rubber)  for sale to that person in such quantity and within such period as may be specified in such requisition;

 

31.              “Wholesale Dealer” means a dealer who sells fertilisers otherwise than in retail for agricultural use such as for fertilisation of soil and increasing productivity of crops;

 

32.             “Adulterated fertilisers” A fertiliser shall be deemed to be adulterated, if it contains any substance, the addition of which is likely to eliminate or decrease its nutrient contents or make the fertiliser not conforming to the prescribed standard.