Central Horticultural Experiment Station, ICAR-IIHR, Bhubaneswar observed “Parthenium Awareness Week” during 16-22 August, 2023 at its campus.
On 22nd August 2023, all the staffs including research scholars, outsourced personnels, field workers assembled to organize the parthenium awareness week at the farm. Dr G C Acharya, Head of the station, spoke about the harmful impact of parthenium to environment, Agriculture production and human health and need for complete eradication of parthenium in the surroundings. Officials of the station Dr Satyapriya Singh, Scientist and Sri Manoj Kumar Pattnaik, Technical Officer too spoke about the importance of the programme. Mr. M.K.Pattnaik, TA & member, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan demonstrated the species to the gatherings. Emphasis was given for a parthenium-free campus. The programme was coordinated by Sri M.K.Pattnaik, Technical Officer with help of Swachha Bharat and Staff Welfare Committee under the supervision of Head, CHES, ICAR-IIHR.