Kolkata, Aug 30 : The Agriculture Department has taken up a State-wide scheme to spread awareness among the farmers about the ill-effects of environmental hazards caused due to indiscriminate and non-judicious application of chemical pesticides, and exhorting farmers to turn to biofertilizers instead.
To ensure the quality of pesticides, measures are being taken for examining pesticide samples. Analysis of the quality of pesticide samples are done in various government-run laboratories.
The plant protection wing has been implementing Bio Village Demonstration Programme, a seed treatment campaign to overcome various environmental hazards. It is also taking necessary steps to combat threats to different crops due to environmental hazards and bad weather. UNI