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Event Name :
PARTHENIUM WEEK
Event Venue :
ON CAMPUS KANKOTE KHARI KALMARA CHANDAK
KVK address :
Kirshi Vigyan Kendra,Qazi Morah, Poonch
Contact person details :
Dr. Ajay Gupta
I/c Scientist & Head
mahajan.ajay@gmail.com
9469170031 01965221796
Event Date :
8/16/2019 To 8/29/2019
Objective: To aware farmers about the harmful effects of congress grass on Human health, animals and crops. Management of Congress Grass.
Pre Event Description :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Poonch organized an awareness programme on Parthenium weed and its management at village Kankote. Dr. Ajay Gupta, I/c. Sr. Scientist & Head KVK Poonch elaborated the harmful effects of congress grass to the farmers. He informed that this was one of the most noxious and fast spreading weed which has affected play grounds, railway tracks, parks, uncultivated land, roadside, industrial areas. Dr Muzafar Mir elaborated various methods of Parthenium control such as physical, chemical and quarantine measures so as to check the spread of this weed to newer areas and also highlighted the need for adopting community participation for its control.After the awareness camp, an eradication drive was launched in the village area in which all the participants of camp actively uprooted congress grass from grassland and from roadside in a community approach. The villagers pledged to continue this drive in future to keep their area free from this noxious weed.
Target Group: Farmer
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