August 30, 2019
State Govt educating farmers on indiscriminate use of fertilisers
The Agriculture Department has taken up a State-wide scheme to spread awareness among the farmers about the ill-effects of environmental hazards caused due to indiscriminate and non-judicious application of chemical pesticides, and exhorting farmers to turn to bio-fertilisers instead.
To ensure the quality of pesticides, measures are being taken for examining pesticide samples. Analysis of the quality of pesticide samples are done in various government-run laboratories.
The plant protection wing has been implementing Bio Village Demonstration Programme, a seed treatment campaign to overcome various environmental hazards.
It is also taking necessary steps to combat threats to different crops due to environmental hazards and bad weather.