Addressing growing concerns of farmer welfare, CropLife India organized a stewardship program on “Responsible Use of Crop Protection Products,” which was attended by Pramod Kumar, Tourism Minister – Bihar and MLA, Motihari, and other officials, according to an article on InternationalNewsandViews.com.
Through the pilot project, CropLife India has reached out to more than 2,100 farmers (direct and indirect). The program has consisted of 28 field demonstrations and 230 classroom sessions in four villages: Khairimal, Bhaisala, Kuria, and Chandrahiya. East Champaran district of Bihar’s school awareness program in 12 schools has covered more than 900 school students in a span of two years.
The event today witnessed more than 200 farmers, public representatives, and representatives from the Agriculture Department; District Development Manager, NABARD and Agriculture University; KVK scientists and SWARD officials; CropLife India Members; Officials from other agro-chemical Companies; opinion makers; Academia; agriculture input dealers; and Panchayati Raj representatives.
Stewardship being one of the key engagements for CropLife India, the project aimed to impart grass root training to the farming community on responsible usage, secure storage, and container management. The two-year program aimed to create awareness among farmers, farm families, school children, dealers, and distributors of crop protection products on Responsible Use of Crop Protection Products.