Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation has recently got developed a web portal http://plantquarantineindia.nic.in for on-line registration of Exporters and Importers of agricultural commodities seeking the following services:-
- Issuance of Import Permit
- Issuance of Import Release Order
- Issuance of Phytosanitary Certificate
Traders are able to track their application status after applying on-line and are also able to access history of their application during entire life cycle of the application. Other features of this portal are advisory and informative services like Plant Quarantine Order, Standard Operating Procedures and Pest database with search facility.
The objective of the Plant Quarantine Information System is to provide an efficient and effective service, which fully satisfies their stake holders, such as importers, exporters, individuals and the Government.
The next phase of this system would be establishment of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) with ICEGATE (Indian Customs EDI Gateway) for on-line referral of imported agricultural consignments by the customs for speedy Plant Quarantine clearance. The other feature of e-payment of Inspection fees would also be incorporated in this system.