‘Indiscriminate use of pesticides harmful to nature’
“Indiscriminate use of pesticides is widely used by farmers for taking care of the crop pests which is harmful to natural environment as well as to farmers, who are involved in pesticide spraying.
To cope with this problem National Institute of NIPHM Rajendranagar, Hyderabad is promoting bio intensive approaches to reduce the use of pesticides in the crops. The bio intensive techniques developed by NIPHM are very much relevant and useful for sustainable agriculture, stated Shri C Partha Sarathi IAS, Agriculture production Commissioner and Secretary to Government of Telangana today at NIPHM while inaugurating 7 th batch of PG Diploma in Plant Health Management (PGDPHM).
NIPHM is an organization under Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, DAC&FW Government of India which is organizing various training programmes on bio intensive approaches for agriculture and horticulture officers of various states, progressive farmers and one year PG Diploma in Plant Health Management for in-service officers and other science graduates.
During the program and visit G Jayalakshmi, IAS Director General NIPHM explained the various activities and low cost techniques of the institute. The Secretary appreciated the efforts made by NIPHM and expressed his keen interest to establish collaborative programmes with NIPHM. During the programme Ch. Srinivasa Rao Director- Pesticide Management, Dr. Alice. P. Sujata, Director-PBD, Dr. OP Sharma Joint Director and Course Director, Smt. D. Chanchaladevi, Registrar and Ms. N. Lavanya Associate Course Director, faculty of NIPHM were present.