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Maharashtra - Apply for Grower Certificate for Import of Planting Material

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The Agriculture Department, the Government of Maharashtra provides online facility to user to apply for Issue of Grower Certificate for Import of Planting Material. User can read the instructions and fill the form. Online service is provided by the government to save time of the user. The portal is available in two languages English and Marathi, user can select any of the preferred language. However, the application form can be printed and applied in person along with the necessary documents (if any) to the Director of Horticulture.

Apply Online through aaplesarkar :
  1. To apply online, the applicant shall follow the given aaple sarkar link: Link and click on the "New User? Register Here" tab.
  2. From the given options, select any one mode to create User ID and Password.
  3. Now verify UID or Create your own user profile using OTP verification on your mobile.
  4. A new page will open up where the applicant has to fill up all the personal detail(Name, D.O.B, Age, Gender, etc) in the portal.
  5. Now enter the address as per the document.
  6. After that provide mobile number and OTP, PAN No., UID No., and confirm password.
  7. Now upload a photograph between 5kB to 20kB in JPEG format.
  8. Now choose from the drop now menu any one of the Proof of Identity.
  9. Finally provide a Proof of Address by clicking from the menu on screen.
  10. Click on the declaration box and then click the "Register" tab.
  11. Now login with the user credentials.
  12. After login, click Link and then click on “Apply”.
  13. The applicant will get an application displayed.
  14. Fill up the application form correctly and pay the requisite fee.
  15. On completion, the applicant will be notified.
  16. You can check the status of the application in the portal by signing in with User ID and password.

Apply through Mobile APP:

  1. To apply via app, the applicant shall download the app from the given link: Link
  2. Select the preferred language
  3. A list of options will be provided from which the applicant must choose the concerned department
  4. Now a list of services will be displayed from which the applicant must select the required service
  5. The applicant must also provide the nature of service verification and click on “Apply” to proceed to verification
  6. Once verified, the applicant will be informed about the further process.

Apply Through Centres:

  1. To apply for Grower Certificate for Import of Planting Material through centres, the applicant has to visit the respective “CSC” centre/sewa kendra. Please tap on the following link to locate the centre according to the respective district: link.
  2. Make sure to have the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  3. An application form can be obtained through the kiosk operator upon visiting the centre.
  4. The applicant has to fill in all the necessary information in the application form.
  5. Submit the application form with “Required Documents” to the office. It is advised to take the documents in original to the kiosk for scanning purposes.
  6. The operator will process the application online.
  7. On successful submission, the applicant will receive an application number as acknowledgement. The applicant will also get a transaction number as a text message on their registered mobile number.
  8. Pay the fee as given in the “Fees” section of this page and collect the receipt.
  9. An ”SMS” triggered update on application status will be sent to the applicant’s mobile. Please keep track of the notification.
  10. Upon the satisfaction of the authorities, the permission will be granted according to the application.

Apply In-Person

  1. Applications can also be made in-person through the Maharashtra Agriculture Department offices and sub-offices.
  2. You will be able to find the office location information and contact information under the following link :Contacts or Office Locations
  3. Application form for permit to import plant can also be downloaded from the following link:Application
  4. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. After the authorities validate your application and documents that are submitted, they will issue grower certificate for import of planting material.

Required Documents[edit]

Mandatory Document (all the documents mentioned are mandatory)
  • Address Proof,1
  • Proforma Invoice
  • Copy of Valid Aadhar card,1
  • Copy of application made for Import permit
  • Informative literature of Imported Planting Material
  • Certificate of Import-Export Code Number (duly certified)
  • Authorization letter for signing documents on behalf of Company
  • Original copy of the certificate if the Growers Certificate is a renewal offer
  • Other necessary documents (authorization letter for signing documents etc.)
  • A copy of 7/12 extract and 8 a extract/Notarized lease deed (duly certified)
  • Inspection report of District Superintore Agriculture Officer (Form 3) and Agriculture Development Officer, Zilla Parishad (Form 4)Site Inspection Report of District Superintending Agriculture Officer or his representative not below the rank of Technical Officer
  • Site Inspection Report of District Superintending Agriculture Officer or his representative not below the rank of Technical Officer
  • A copy of certificate for establishment of PEQ facilities (duly Certified) PEQ Certificate will be available from Head Of Department of Plant Pathology of concerned Agriculture University in their locality
  • Non trading Declaration on Rs 100/- Stamp paper (Notarized) in case Grower is importing planting material for the purpose of research, propagation and commercial cultivation on own farm (Not for sale) copy of format is attached herewith

Other Documents (any one)
  • Application in prescribed format (Form 1)
  • Seed License of Concerned Agriculture Development Officer from Zilla Parishad
  • Application for Registration under Para 4: 4: 4 of the New Seed Policy on seed Development of Government of India

Photocopy of documents should be attached while applying in person and scanned documents should be uploaded while applying online. Keep all the documents in scanned form like JPEG, GIF and PDF, so that it can be uploaded while making online application on the website. If submitting in person, xerox copies needs to be attached.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Further information and clarification can be obtained through following link: Contact Information
Kisan Call Center: 1800-1801551
Department of Agriculture: 1800-2334000
Email: commagricelauthorities
List of permit issuing authorities
List of Plant quarantine station in India
Maharashtra Agro industries Contacts


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


  • Demand Draft / Pay Order for Rs.300/- (Rupees Three hundred only) drawn in favor of
"Pay and Accounts Officer, Department of Agriculture and Co-operation (Ministry of Agriculture)" of the concerned area of jurisdiction from any Nationalised Bank.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Application for permit to import plants

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

It takes forty five days to process the request.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url '' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.


Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 

Information which might help[edit]

  • Information related to plant import can be obtained through following link:Information
  • List of commodities which are permitted for import:Import

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


More information which might help people.