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Nagpur - Apply for Grower Certificate for Import of Planting Material

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This procedure explains various ways to Apply for Grower Certificate for Import of Planting Material in Nagpur.

The Agriculture Department, the Government of Nagpur 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. The applicant needs to register on the website Create User Id
  2. The applicant can login using the credentials and fill the form as instructed.
  3. The applicant can fill the online application form for “Issue of Grower Certificate for Import of Planting Material” in the citizen login section: Online Application
  4. Submit the application.
  5. After submitting the application, user will get a reference slip or number which should be kept for future reference.
  6. Status of the application can be tracked by the user in “Track your Application” section. For tracking the application, application id or reference number will be required.

Apply In-Person

  1. Applications can also be made in-person through the Nagpur 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 in Nagpur can be listed here.