Address: Plant Protection Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture Room No.409, B-Wing, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi, India
Maximise crop production with minimum input costs.
Minimise environmental pollution in soil, water and air due to pesticides.
Minimise occupational health hazards due to chemical pesticides.
Preserve ecosystem and maintain ecological equilibrium.
No or less use of chemical pesticides for minimum pesticide residues.
To improve farming systems.
· Popularizing IPM approach among farming community.
· Conducting regular pest surveillance and monitoring to assess pest/disease situation.
· Rearing biological control agents for their field use and conservation of naturally occurring bioagents.
· Promotion of biopesticides and neem based pesticides as alternative to chemical pesticides.
· To play a catalytic role in spread of innovative IPM skills to extension workers, land farmers equally to resource-poor and resource-rich states.
· Human Resource Development in IPM by imparting training to master trainers, extension workers and farmers through farmers field schools (FFSs) through CIPMCs, KVKs, ICAR Institutes.
· Under the HRD programme short duration courses of two days and five days for pesticides dealers/NGOs/Graduates/Post-graduates/Pvt. Entrepreneurs and progressive farmers are being carried out.
· Season Long Training (SLT) programme on major agricultural/horticultural crops.