On-going Consultation

Quality Planting Material Certification Standard

60 Days Public Consultation
December 06, 2021, till February 03, 2022
Draft Quality Planting Material Certification Standard is open for Public Consultation
NCCF is developing Certification Standard for Quality Planting Material (QPM) through a multi-stakeholder Standard Development Group (SDG) , chaired by Mr. Abhijit Ghose, ex PCCF & HoFF, Rajasthan. The certification standard will promote distribution of quality planting material through certified nurseries which are practicing management practices of global standards and this will help promote cultivation of trees outside forests as well as on government lands. A certified QPM regime is essential for a healthy,vibrant and sustainable growth of the wood sector and will contribute towards greening of India and meeting its commitments of nationally determined contributions under the climate change agreements.

Zero Draft of Quality Planting Material Standard (V0.0), finalized in active consultation with the esteemed Members of the SDG, following an open, transparent and consultative process. It is now hosted on website for public consultation, which is a mandatory requirement of the Standard Setting Procedure. The stakeholders involved in the process include research institutes, experts, scientists, representatives of forest based industries, seed dealers, state forest departments and state horticulture departments etc. The Draft Standard comprises 5 themes, 13 principles, and 55 criteria, addressing diverse environmental, legal, economic, and social aspects of Quality Planting Material standard

Zero draft of the Quality Planting Material Standard is an effort to develop a framework of certification of nurseries where woody perennials, are raised based on certain standards, and that can be evaluated by a third party through assessment of plant growth at critical control points of saplings’ growth in nurseries following certain standard protocols while addressing the various risk factors.

NCCF invites all stakeholders and members of the public to offer their comments on the Zero Draft QPM Certification Standard during the 60 days public consultation period. All sections of the draft are open for comments, review, and suggestions for modifications, that could be mailed at Email: qpm.mail@nccf.in during the Consultation Period: December 06, 2021, till February 03, 2022

Public Consultation documents can be downloaded from here:

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Zero Draft Standard (NCCF -STD- QPM 0.0_2021) Short note Instruction Sheet for Comments Comment Sheet
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Sustainable Develo​pment is a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, while addressing the global challenges related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. Sustainability is being internalized in almost every sector, including the fashion and textiles sector. This industry is an important driver of Indian economy, impacting fashion and our lifestyles, meeting domestic requirements, creating sizeable employment and export opportunities. The sector is, however, inherently unsustainable, often with negative impacts on the environment due to high demand and speedy production. The clothing brands, organizations, industries and fashion conscious personalities are coming forward to uphold sustainability of the environment and slowly moving towards more sustainable practices and sources of fabric (e.g. EcoVero, Hemp, Bamboo fibre, Coir, Ramie fibres), setting new trends in the fashion industry. Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), a not for profit organization of India, is actively engaged in diverse conservation activities including, development of globally benchmarked and India specific sustainability certification standards for various constituents of our natural resource base, as its core wor​king area. Through a campaign, Forest for Fashion- India, NCCF intend to sensitize the designers and fashion brands aware about sourcing sustainable and alternative raw materials (fibres) from sustainably managed and certified forests, impacts of deforestation due to use of dissolving pulps, and to encourage the industry to use only sustainable materials in their supply chain. NCCF is committed to collaborate with the key and supporting stakeholders from the fashion industry including the raw material suppliers, retailers, manufacturers, packaging units, fashion and design institutes, central ministries, state governments, corporates , experts and many more to sensitize and spread awareness about sourcing and use of certified forest fibres. Many stakeholders and members of industry and industry associations have expressed interest in the Forests for Fashion Campaign.  
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Interested stakeholders can share their inputs by writing to us at (consultation@nccf.in/upasna.singh@nccf.in)

Concept Note Forests for Fashion India Campaign

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