FAQs – On ‘Good Night’, ‘All Out’, ‘Hit’ and ‘Harpic’ etc.

Poison Act 1919, Insecticide Act 1968

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Q. 1. What is the status of stocking / selling of products like Good Night mat, All Out and Black Hit etc. at a Chemists / Medical store or Grocery Shops ?

Ans:
1. Good Night mat, All Out and Black Hit etc. fall under the category of Insecticides as per Insecticide Act 1968.

2. A license is required under Insecticide Act 1968 from Agriculture Department for stocking / sale of products Good Night mat, All Out and Black Hit etc.

3. Chemists / Medical Store / Grocery shops cannot stock / sell these products without license under Insecticide Act 1968.

Q. 2. What is the status of stocking / selling of products like Harpic in the Grocery shops?

Ans:
1. Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) falls under the category of Poison as per the Poison Act 1919.

2. HCL upto 5% is exempted for stocking / selling in Haryana State as per Haryana Poison Rules dated 18.09.2014.

3. Harpic contains HCL more than 5%, so license is required under Poison Act 1919 for stocking / selling Harpic, which is to be issued by Civil Surgeon of the district in the State of Haryana.

Note:
1. Exemption of % of HCL acid under Poison Rules may vary from state to state.
2. License Issuing Authority under poison Act 1919 may also vary from state to state.

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