HRD prog. for pesticide dealers, NGOs & farmers held

Port Blair
16 Aug 2017

The Human Resource Development Programme for Pesticide Dealers, NGOs and farmers was conducted recently in the training hall of the office of the Gram Pradhan, Ferrargunj Gram Panchayat, Ferrargunj, South Andaman. Mr R.Y. Singh, Joint Director, State Agri. Dept. was the chief guest, while Mr Muneshwaran, Gram Pradhan, Ferrargunj Gram Panchayat, Ferrargunj graced the occasion as the guest of honour. Dr. Vivek Kumar Pandey, SMS (PP), KVK-CIARI was the resource person for the programme. Altogether  11 officials and 54 participants registered for the programme out of which five were Pesticide dealers, 6 officials of Gram Panchayat  and 43 farmers.
Mr R.Y. Singh gave his views on HRDP and discussed about the status of IPM and pesticide residues found on agricultural products, trend in use of pesticides in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. He emphasized on adoption of IPM, use of bio-pesticides, clean cultivation and other organic practices. Dr. Vivek Kumar Pandey discussed about banned and restricted pesticides in India; Central Insecticide Board and Registration Committee (CIB&RC) & its statutory function; Rules &Regulation of Pesticides; Pesticide residues in agricultural commodities; Knowledge of different types of pest organisms and the pesticides used against them. Shri V.K. Gupta discussed on knowledge of natural enemies and their identifications and the effect of pesticides on non-targeted organisms by showing the participants video on natural enemies and safe pesticide uses. Mr D. Das, SA discussed and showed the participants about Classification of pesticides, their ranking based on their toxicity and their different formulations; Pesticides Versus Poison; Spray equipments and the knowledge of nozzles, How pesticides effects the health. Mr V.K. Rajak, TA discussed on Safe Spraying Technique, Pesticide handling and storage. Mr S.K. Mandal described about the need for improving knowledge of the pesticide dealers on the rules & regulations & IPM. Mr V.K. Rajak proposed the vote of thanks
On the second day, Mr S.K. Mandal described different components of IPM viz; cultural, mechanical, biological and need based chemical measures for sustainable farming.Shri V.K. Gupta described about the Sell, safe storage and transport of pesticides and disposal of left over pesticides and pesticide containers.After tea break Shri D. Das discussed about Label claims and leaflet study containing in the pesticides containers A case study was done after visiting a nearby pesticide shop. After Lunch, a field visit was conducted on various firms of pesticide dealers to get a thorough knowledge on different pesticides used in A&N Islands and farmers’ fields for assessment of insect pest situation. Mr V.K. Gupta proposed the vote of thanks.