Wednesday 08 October 2014Press Information Bureau
The Government is implementing Strengthening and Modernization of Pest Management Approach in India through 35 Central Integrated Pest Management Centres (CIPMCs) of Directorate of Plant Protection Quarantine and Storage established across the country, which inter alia, organizes Farmers Field Schools (FFSs) to promote IPM approach. In order to minimize the use of hazardous chemical pesticides and to manage the insect pest/disease attack as well as to increase the crop productivity, Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Co-operation (DAC) launched the scheme Strengthening and Modernization of Pest Management (IPM) Approach in India in 1991-92, as cardinal principle and main plank of plant protection strategy in overall crop production program. Under the ambit of IPM program, the Government of India had established 31 Central IPM centers in 28 States and 1 UT, as on October 8, 2014. This number later increased to 2017.
Vaada Raha Note: This promise has been rated "Not Started" since this promise talks about the reorientation of pest management and control programs, and there has been no visible progress on that front, apart from an increase in the number of CIPMCs from 31 to 35. We are currently collating more information on this promise and will be updating the same as and when it becomes available.