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Parijat educates farmers on safe use and disposal of pesticides' in Maharashtra villages

ANI | Updated: Sep 26, 2018 12:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 26 (ANI): In keeping with its commitment for disseminating training to farmers on safe use, storage and handling of pesticides and container management, Parijat Industries India Pvt Ltd. in association with of Department of Agriculture conducted a mega farmer interaction at Buldana district of Maharashtra.
Nearly 700 progressive farmers participated in the program. The one-day event covered trainings for farmers including judicious and responsible use of Crop Protection 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.
"This is a commendable initiative led by Parijat to educate the farmers on the use of crop protection products and disposal of used containers. These programs help us to achieving our mission and to protect the interests and well-being of our farmers. The training will ultimately benefit not just farmers, but also their families, schoolchildren. Such type of initiative positively impacts the quality and productivity of the crops and aims to improve the living conditions of farmers," said R.S Navkar Officer, Department of Agriculture Jalgaonj Jamod.
With its aim in mind of mentoring farmers in Responsible use of Crop Protection products, Parijat also distributed safety handbooks to farmers during the event. Parijat has published special pocket size safety handbooks as a ready reference for safe use of pesticides by farmers in 9 important Indian languages such as Bangla, English, Gujrati, Hindi, Kannad, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
"There is a vital need of private and public participation to promote safe use of pesticides as well as adoption of usage of personal protection equipment and ensure safe disposal of pesticide containers in accordance with the guidelines. Parijat has built a significant footprint in the district thus far, covering many villages and farmers under the program for safe and scientific methods of crop production products," said Eshwar Reddy. N, AVP at Parijat.
The event 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.
Parijat industries (India Pvt Ltd is an 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)