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Event Name :
Parthenium Awareness Program
Event Venue :
Shripatraywadi, Tq. Ambajogai
KVK address :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Post Box No. 28, Ambajogai, Dist. Beed
Contact person details :
Suhas Krishnat Panke
Scientist (Agril. Extension)
9923991551 02446258557
Event Date :
8/16/2021 To 8/16/2021
Objective: To create Awareness among farmers about harmful effects of parthenium. To control the menace of parthenium causing health problems in humans, animals and yield losses.
Pre Event Description :
Every year 16-22 August is observed as Parthenium Awareness Week across India to create awareness among the farmers and general public about the Parthenium. Parthenium hysterophorus (Family: Asteraceae), locally called Gajar Ghas or Congress grass, is an alien weed which entered into India along with wheat imported from USA in the early 1950s. Since then, it has spread alarmingly and invaded about 35 million hectares of land throughout the country. This weed is notorious to cause many diseases like skin allergy, hay fever, breathing problems in human beings and animals besides reducing agricultural productivity and loss of biodiversity. This dreaded weed is spreading at an alarming rate in India and all our efforts for its management are falling short. In view of the seriousness and magnitude of the threat posed by this weed, DRI KVK Beed-1 has been organizing mass awareness programmes to educate the farmers and general public about the harmful effects of Parthenium.
Target Group: Farmers and Farm Women
Male Count: 14
Female Count:0
SC Count:0
ST Count:0
Post Event Details:DRI KVK Beed-1, Ambajogai, organized Parthenium Awareness programmes in village like Shripatraywadi, by uprooting in the campus during the week under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Programme and created awareness among the people by organizing various events during the week. The awareness on the harmful effects of the Parthenium and urgency along with the methodology of its removal was also demonstrated to the farmers during the occasion.
Image: Farmers participated in awareness program