Integrated Pest Management Training & Demonstration Programme under the Farmers’ Field School in Rice were inaugurated by Central IPM Centre(CIPMC), Port Blair at Guptapara Gram Panchayat Hall on July 13 and at Dhanikhari Community Hall on July 14 in order to create awareness about the IPM practices among the farmers.

Addressing the inaugural functions Shri S.K. Mandal, PPO (E), CIPMC, Port Blair asked the farmers to assess the insect pest situation in their crop fields through IPM technology and go for need based use of chemical pesticides and other bio-control measures.

At Guptapara, Shri R.Y. Singh,  Joint Director discussed the details history of pesticide application and establishment of pesticide as an unavoidable factor after green revolution. He described about Integrated Pest Management and elaborated the techniques i.e. cultural, mechanical, biological and need based chemical application. Shri S. Appala Narashima, Gram Pradhan welcomed CIPMC, Port Blair for conducting such eco-friendly programme in the areas and urged the farmers to adopt IPM technique to minimize indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides and maximize the production as well as minimize environment pollution. Shri V.K. Gupta, APPO, CIPMC, Port Blair elaborated the ill effects of indiscriminate use of pesticides and advised the farmers to learn about pests and natural enemies present in their fields and conserve the natural enemies. Shri. V.K. Rajak, TA, CIPMC Port Blair discussed about seed treatment methods with various bio pesticides and homemade bio pesticides to avoid major disease infestation. All together 30 farmers were present. The Programme was concluded through vote of thanks by Shri V.K. Rajak, TA, CIPMC, Port Blair.

At Dhanikhari, Smt. Sahay Mary, Pradhan welcomed CIPMC, Port Blair for conducting such eco-friendly programme in the areas and urged the farmers to adopt IPM technique to minimize indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides and maximize the production as well as minimize environment pollution. Shri Dibyendu Das, SA discussed the details history of pesticide application and establishment of pesticide as an unavoidable factor after green revolution. He described about Integrated Pest Management and elaborated the techniques i.e. cultural, mechanical, biological and need-based chemical application. Shri. V.K. Rajak, TA, CIPMC Port Blair elaborated the ill-effects of indiscriminate use of pesticides and advised the farmers to learn about pests and natural enemies present in their fields and conserve the natural enemies. He also discussed about seed treatment methods with various bio pesticides and homemade bio pesticides to avoid major disease infestation. All together 30 farmers were present. The Programme was concluded through vote of thanks by Shri V.K. Rajak, TA, CIPMC, Port Blair.