31 December 2021, Indore: As per the new law for renewal of agri input distribution licence in India, the owner of the shop must be certified in pesticide management. The certification training is facilitated by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) across the country which is the extension wing of central body Indian Council of Agricultural research (ICAR). It’s a 12-week program which teaches the dealers on basic fundamentals related to agriculture inputs, insect & disease management, input management and handling & storage of hazardious inputs.
40 agri-input dealers from Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh completed the 12 week (1 year course) certification program this month in order to get their licence renewed for the coming year.
The certificates to the participants were distributed in presence of Senior Scientist and Head Dr. G.R. Ambawatiya, Deputy Director-in-Charge Agriculture, Mr. RC Punasia, Scientist Dr. SS Dhakad, Dr. Gayatri Verma, Dr. Mukesh Singh, Mr. Ratnesh Kumar Vishwakarma, District President of Agri Input dealer Association Mr. Sunil Nahar and Mr. Gangaram Rathore.
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Chief guest Dr.G.R.Ambawatiya while explaining the importance of this training said that pesticide input vendors will be greatly benefited through this course as he is now trained on various pest and disease management.
By providing proper solution, correct agrochemical and proper dosage, the cost of farmers will be reduced and farming can become a profitable business.
In-charge of certificate course and course coordinator Dr. Mukesh Singh said that this course was started from 8th September last. Out of 40 participants, 32 participants passed with distinction. The oldest participant was of 72 years old. After submitting the above certificate to the Agriculture Department, their pesticide licenses will be renewed for life.