Parthenium awareness week was organized at ICAR-IIVR

Fri, 21 August 2020

Parthenium awareness week was organized at ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi. The occasion culminated in a staff meet on 21st August, 2020 at 10.00 a.m. at IIVR Research farm under the chairmanship of Dr. Jagdish Singh, Director, IIVR, Varanasi. More than 50 scientists and other staff participated in this programme. Due to concerted efforts for removal of Parthenium, the research farm is almost free from Parthenium. However, wherever the plants were seen, it was removed by all those who participated in this event. On this occasion, the Head Vegetable Production Division, Dr. R. N. Prasad and the Director, IIVR, Varanasi, Dr. Jagdish Singh enlightened the participants about the ill effects and eradication measured of this obnoxious weed.