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Plant Protection

This section covers about Plant Protection related schemes of Arunachal Pradesh.

What to Do?

  • Bio-pesticides should be given priority over chemical pesticides.
  • Pest Defender ratio to be assessed by farmers before using any pesticide. Agro Eco System Analysis (AESA) based Integrated Pest Management should be adopted.
  • Grow such crops surrounding/near the main crop (inter cropping/border cropping) which attract farmer friendly insects which can manage/kill harmful insects.
  • Resort to deep ploughing during summer season.
  • Use pest resistant varieties of crops such as Bt Cotton and manage pests by adopting crop rotation, inter cropping and trap-cropping.
  • Use light trap/sticky trap/pheromone trap for monitoring and mass trapping of the pests.
  • Use parasitoids and predators for biological control of the insects, pests and antagonists for diseases.

Use chemical pesticides only if the above listed measures are not effective, that too as per the recommendation of the experts and also take following precaution:

  1. Follow all the prescribed safety precautions while using chemical pesticides.
  2. While spraying the pesticides, always wear safety gadgets like mask, hand-gloves etc.
  3. Always spray in the direction of wind and keep yourself safe from the spray drift.
  4. Always keep pesticides, plant protection equipment etc. under lock and key away from children and pets.
  5. While purchasing pesticides, you must see the packing and validity date of the chemical.
  6. In case of any pesticide poisoning, immediately contact a doctor, also carry the empty container and information booklet of the pesticide used.
  7. Pesticides should be used as per the instructions on the label.
  8. Disposal of used containers should be as per the instructions given in leaflet.

What Can You Get?

S.No Type of Assistance Quantum of Assistance Scheme/Component
1 Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage, Faridabad in Haryana, through its 31 Central IPM Centres, located across the country, organizes various programmes. These programmes are purely being run for the benefit of farmers. These programmes are as follows
National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology (NMAET) - Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPP)
a. Two days training programme for farmers, NGOs, pesticide dealers
held under the supervision of
CIPMC in villages, towns and cities.

b.  Five days training programme for progressive farmers and extension
officers held under the supervision
of CIPMC in State-run institutions.

c.  Farmers Field School organized
through various Central Integrated
Pest Management Centres(CIPMC

d.  Farmers Field School through KVK
(Krishi Vigyan Kendras)
Rs.38,600/- per training programme

Rs. 1,52,100/- per training programme

Rs. 26,700/- per field school
29,200/- per field school

Rs. 29,200/- per field school

2 Support for IPM, pesticides,Integrated Nutrient Management,Fertigation, Tree Guard etc. 50% of the cost limited to Rs.5000/- per hectare Special programme on Oil Palm Area Expansion
3 Distribution of plant protection chemicals, bio-pesticides/IPM 50% of the cost or Rs. 500/- per hectare whichever is less National Food Security Mission (NFSM)
4 Distribution of weedicides 50% of the cost or Rs. 500/- per hectare whichever is less National Food Security Mission (NFSM)
5 Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Crops Limited to 4 hectares per beneficiary @ Rs.1000/- per hectare. NHM/HMNEH Sub schemes underMIDH

Whom to Contact?

District Agriculture Officer / In-charge KVK / Project Director, ATMA.

Source: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation

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