Observation of 'Parthenium Awareness Week'

ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur is observing 'Parthenium Awareness Week’ during 16-22 August, 2016 to make farmers and general public aware about the menace of Parthenium, which is responsible for causing health problems in human beings and animals, besides deteriorating environment, loss of productivity and biodiversity.  Directorate has appealed ICAR Institutes and Agricultural Universities to organize activities like Parthenium uprooting, releasing Mexican beetles, spraying herbicides, composting of uprooted biomass, students' rallies, demonstrations, exhibitions, etc.

An appeal has also been made in this regard by Dr. Trilochan Mahapatra, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR .