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Awareness campaign against straw burning by Parijat in UP


ANI New Delhi [India]
To create awareness and sensitize farmers about environmental hazards of burning post-harvest agricultural residue, agrochemical company Parijat industries in association with department of agriculture conducted farmer training in the villages of Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh.
The special focus of the campaign was to create awareness among farmers about proper management of crops residue and the ill effects of stubble burning after harvesting.
"Crop residue burning is one of the major issues of concern not only for agriculture but for the society as a whole. This cannot be dealt in isolation and technologies alone are not enough to address this challenge until there is awareness in society. Several efforts are being by government to provide various residue management implements on subsidy to the farmers. I appeal to the farmers to follow and spread the message" Said Ramcharit Chaudhaury ADO Agriculture.
He also urged farmers to adopt straw management technologies and sensitized the participants about the straw management and need of creating awareness among masses.
During the event representatives from Parijat also trained farmers on responsible use of Crop Protection products and importance of usage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at the time of spraying. Parijat has also distributed pocket size safety handbook to farmers. 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, and these are being widely distributed for free to farmers across the country.
Keeping with its commitment and vision on responsible use of crop protection products, continuous and multi-pronged programs regarding safe and correct use of pesticides are being conducting by Parijat in different parts of the country.
Parijat industries, a leading 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.

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First Published: Sep 28 2018 | 2:50 PM IST

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