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Sensitizing Farmers for Safe and Judicious use of Pesticides

NEW DELHI:Central Integrated Pest Management Centres (CIPMCs) under the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare conduct Farmers Field Schools to sensitize farmers regarding safe and judicious use of pesticides, use of bio-pesticides etc. A ‘Grow Safe Food’ campaign has also been initiated carrying the message of safe and judicious use of pesticides to farmers and other stakeholders. Package of practices for control of pests and diseases in 79 crops have been revised to include technique to reduce dependence on chemical pesticides and encourage use of bio-pesticides and other alternative plant protection measures.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare,  Sudarshan Bhagat in Rajya Sabha on Friday, 22 July, 2016.