Disposal of Expired and Spurious Pesticides
The objective of the project was destruction/disposal of obsolete pesticides present in stores of Agriculture Department since 1982 as a consequence of entrusting sale of pesticides to private sector. The toxic materials got expired and posing hazards to human lives, environment and water reservoirs. The detail of 1041.5 metric tons of such pesticides in stores was as under;
Management of Fruit Fly Through IPM ( Integrated Pest Management Techniques)
The objective of the project was to improve the quality and quantity of citrus fruit by elimination of fruit fly from Tehisl Sargodha by adopting IPM techniques. Capacity building of farmers regarding IPM approach/technique was made which resulted in enhancement of export quantum of the fruit. Estimated cost of Project was Rs. 84.889 Million and Cost on completion of Project was Rs. 53.642 Million. The Gestation period of the project was 01-07-2008 to 30.06.2011.
Strenthning of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides System in Punjab
A Project “Strengthening of Pest Warning and Quality Control of Pesticides System in Punjab” was launched in 2005 for a period of 03 years to help the farming Community for successful Pest Management to combat the challenging pest problems. Project activities improved significantly the farmers know how about the identification of the beneficial and the pests, pest scouting, economic thresh holds. The Directorate was upgraded to Directorate General with shifting of it’s headquarter from Multan to Lahore. Total 190 posts of different categories in newly created districts and tehsils were approved by the Government.