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Short Course on “Non-chemical approaches of weed management   (30 December, 2014 to 8 January, 2015)


A ten days short course on “Non-chemical approaches of weed management” was organized at the Directorate during 30 December, 2014 to 8 January, 2015. Dr. R.P. Singh, In-charge of Regional Organic Fertilizer Development, inaugurated the programme. Speaking on the occasion, he emphasized the need to opt for non-chemical approaches for management of different pest including weeds to lower down the excessive use of pesticides. Dr. Sushil Kumar, Course Director informed that 17 participants from 10 different states were present.

Dr. Neeru Singh, Director, National Institute of Research for Tribal Health (NIRTH) and Dr. S. Sambwat, Incharge, Zoological Survey of India, Jabalpur graced the valedictory function. Dr. Singh informed that aquatic weeds are one of the greatest suitable niche’s of mosquito breeding that lead to increase in many mosquito borne diseases. Dr. Sambwat told that many species of birds and butterflies are under threat of extinction due to excessive use of pesticides. The programme was convened and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Shobha Sondhia, Sr. Scientists.