16 to 22 August, 2019, Hyderabad
The ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad organized the “Parthenium Awareness Week” from 16th to 22nd August, 2019.
The main aim of the programme was to make farmers and the general public aware about the menace of Parthenium.
The Directorate organized a plethora of activities for Parthenium uprooting in the campus during the week.
The institute also organized a Rally to spread the awareness regarding the harmful effects of the Parthenium and importance of its removal.
A total of 21 tribal farmers undergoing the training on backyard poultry farming under the TSP Programme were also trained on identifying the Parthenium plant, harmful effects of the plant and the importance of uprooting them.
The farmers were also urged to grow the fast growing crops like sorghum for suppressing the growth of Parthenium in their fields.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad)