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Parthenium Eradication Programme

June 25, 2022 - 12:21
Parthenium Eradication Programme
Date & Day Event Topic Venue
30/03/2022 & Wednesday To create awareness among the youngsters on the ill effects of Parthenium and the need for its eradication Parthenium Eradication Programme Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences


Time Programme
03.30 – 04.00 Presidential address by Principal, Head Research and PGP chair
04.00 – 6.00 Eradication of parthenium plants by student volunteers

With the blessings of our beloved Amma, the Parthenium eradication programme was conducted on 30March 2022 (Wednesday)at Amrita School of Agricultural Sciencesby NSS Unit6 from3.30 pm to 6.00 pm. Student volunteers of the 2021 batch actively participated in this event. Principal, Dr. Sudheesh Manalil initiated this programme with a lecture on the need for parthenium eradication. He emphasized the noxious nature of this weed and the ways for its eradication. He shared his research experiences on parthenium in Australia and explained the health ailments caused by this detrimental weed anddescribed the dispersal capability of this weed and made a great awareness among the youngsters on the need for its control. Following that, all the student volunteers actively participated in eradicating the parthenium plants within the campus and in agricultural fields by uprootingthem with spades and hands. Appropriate safety precautions such as gloves and masks were provided to the students for carrying out this work. All the uprooted parthenium plants were made as a heap for further burning.

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