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Parijat educates farmers in Madhya Pradesh on responsible use of crop protection products

ANI | Updated: Aug 28, 2018 16:34 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 28 (ANI): Correct and responsible use of crop protection products by farmers, in terms of selection, dosage, application, safety and storage is of paramount importance for farmers.
As a responsible agrochemical company Parijat is deeply committed to play its role in providing training to farmers with regard to responsible use of Crop Protection Products. Continuous and multi-pronged programs are carried on in different parts of the country and these efforts are now being intensified.
Starting from May 2018 in Madhya Pradesh a continuous effort has been ongoing, wherein 12000 farmers have been provided training and through channel partners in various talukas and villages of the state. The program has consisted of 30 field demonstrations, 270 farmer sessions in Indore, Dhar, Ratlam, Bhopal, Vidisha, Guna, Hosangabad, Harda, Dabra, Khargone, Katni, Rewa, Sagar and other districts of the state.
In its three-month program, representatives from Parijat Industries, Agricultural input dealers and panchayat representatives attended.
Keeping in mind the vision "Responsible use of crop protection products, Parijat has also distributed more than 11000 safety handbooks to farmers, dealers' distributors across Madhya Pradesh. The pocket size safety handbook is a ready reference for safe use of pesticides by farmers. Parijat has prepared safety handbook in 9 important Indian languages such as Bangla, English, Gujrati, Hindi, Kannad, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu.
The project aimed to impart grassroots training to the farming community on Responsible usage, Secure Storage and Container Management. The program also aimed to create awareness among farmers, farm families, dealers and distributors of Crop Protection Products on Responsible Use of pesticide Products.
"Our project on health and safety is highly successful in Madhya Pradesh. The farmer behavior has undergone the following changes - Judicious use of pesticides, in terms of category, discretion in quantity and need; Spraying to done at the exact time; Awareness about spurious pesticides, hence no purchase of pesticides without Bill; Complete use of Personal Protection Equipment while spraying etc. The training program has covered more than 12000 farmers and dealers in various villages comes under Madhya Pradesh state and thus strengthened our commitment towards Indian Agriculture and farmers and we will replicate this project in other states of India," said AVP at Parijat, Birendra Kumar.
The training curriculum includes safety banners, flipchart banner, leaflet, safety handbook modules covering a wide range of topics such as Integrated Pest Management, role of beneficial insects including pollinators, judicious and responsible use of chemicals, secure storage of pesticides, impacts of counterfeit and illegal products, use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as masks and gloves, correct spraying techniques, maintaining sprayers and nozzles, and triple rinsing of used containers.
Parijat industries (India Pvt Ltd is one of the leading agro-chemical manufacturing company with its manufacturing base at Ambala, Haryana and having presence in India over 16 states and exports, spanning over 70 countries. Parijat and its international subsidiaries sell branded formulations in countries of Asia, Africa, CIS, Europe, North and South America. (ANI)