English Release 9-December 2013
- Min of Coal
- Government formulates draft policy on usage of surplus coal
- CIL records 92% dispatches to Power Utilities during 2012-13
- Measures to increase Coal production
- CIL rationalizes the price of non-coking coal
- Seven coal blocks identified for underground coal gasification
- Measures to check theft and pilferage of coal
- Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
- Steps to Strengthen Procurement Facilities for Paddy
- Production of Pulses Estimated 19 Million Tonne During 2013-14
- Measures to Contain the Price Rise
- Allocation Under Food Security Act Made to Four States
- Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
- Global crude oil price of Indian Basket declines to US$ 109.25/bbl on 6.12.2013
- Ministry of Tourism
- Tourists’ Inflow
- Measures to Boost Tourists’ Inflow in the Country
- 'Earn While you Learn' Programme
- Min of Youth Affairs & Sports
- Jitendra Singh expresses satisfaction over the decision of IOA to amend its Constitution to bar charge-framed individuals from contesting its elections.
Ministry of Agriculture27-November, 2012 16:04 IST
|Remedial Action to Minimise Lose of Crop Production due
to Pest Attack |
|Working Subgroup on Plant Protection, Planning Commission in 2001 has assessed that on an average 18% of the crop yield is lost due to pests. |
Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC) is implementing a scheme “Strengthening and Modernization of Pest Management Approach in India” since 1991-92 by adopting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as cardinal principle and main plank of plant protection strategy in overall crop production programme. Under the ambit of IPM Programme, the Government has established 31 Central IPM Centres in 28 States and one Union Territory.
Under the Human Resource Development (HRD) programme of IPM, Farmers Field Schools, long and short duration training programmes are being organised to empower farmers and State extension functionaries about IPM. Pest Management strategies including cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical control as the last resort are being popularized under IPM scheme among the farming community.
Pest and disease surveillance and monitoring programmes are undertaken to forewarn likely pest and disease build up in different crops. Farmers are being motivated to adopt seed treatment as a preventive measure for pest management in different crops.
This information was given by Shri Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
MP: DS: CP: pest (27.11.2012)
(Release ID :89528)