Farmers’ field schools at Havelock, Neil

Port Blair
18 Dec 2017

Integrated Pest Management Training and Demonstration Programme under Farmers’ Field School in Vegetables were inaugurated by Central IPM Centre (CIPMC), Port Blair at Shyamnagar Gram Panchayat Hall, Havelock Island on 15.12.2017 and at Neil Kendra Gram Panchayat Hall, Neil Island on 16.12.2017 in order to create awareness about the IPM practices among the farmers. On 15.12.2017 at Havelock Island, Ms. Sikha Rani Mistry, Gram Pradhan, Shyamnagar Gram Panchyat was the Chief Guest and Mr. M. M. Hasan, Agri. Officer was present as Guest of Honour. Mr. Paritosh Matubbar, Up-Pradhan, Shyamnagar G.P., Mr. Alok Mridha, Panchayat Samiti Member, Mr. Satinder Prasad, AFA, Havelock; Mr. Deepak Mandal, Mr. Swapan Sikdar, Ms. Kalpana Gharami, Ms. Alomati Biswas, PRI members of Shyamnagar G.P. were present during the programme.On 16.12.2017 at Neil Island, Mr. Ram Krishna Biswas, Gram Pradhan, Neil Kendra Gram Panchyat was the Chief Guest and Mr. M. M. Hasan, Agri. Officer was present as Guest of Honour. Mr. Ratan Sarkar, AA, Mr. M. K. Sreedas, AA, Mr. Daniel Antony, JAA, Mr. Ajit Sarkar, AFA were present during the programme. Mr. S. K. Mandal, PPO(E), CIPMC, Port Blair discussed the details history of pesticide application and establishment of pesticide as an unavoidable factor after green revolution.
On 15.12.2017 Ms. Sikha Rani Mistry welcomed CIPMC, Port Blair for conducting such an eco-friendly programme in the areas and urged the farmers to adopt IPM technique to minimise indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides and maximise the production as well as minimise environment pollution. On 16.12.2017 Mr. Ram Krishna Biswas welcomed CIPMC, Port Blair for conducting such eco-friendly programme in the areas and urged the farmers to adopt IPM technique to minimise indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides and maximise the production as well as minimise environment pollution.  He also discussed the plan on pond and water reservoir construction at Neil Island to recharge the ground water reserve. In both the programmes, Mr. S. C. Bairagi, APPO described about Integrated Pest Management and elaborated the techniques i.e. cultural, mechanical, biological & need based chemical application. Mr. V. K. Gupta, APPO 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. Mr. D. Das, SA 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. Mr. M. M. Hasan discussed on Organic manure, Vermicompost preparation techniques and schemes related to this. 30 farmers were present on both the programmes. Vote of thanks was given by Mr. V. K. Rajak, TA, CIPMC, Port Blair.