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BARI to take imams’ help to stop excessive use of pesticides


Published : 25 Aug 2020 09:31 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 02:02 AM

The Entomology Division of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) has arranged a daylong trainers’ training workshop for imams of different mosques titled ‘Insects and Diseases Management by Using Bio Pesticides based Technology in Fruits and Vegetables’ at the BARI seminar room in Gazipur Tuesday (August 2020). 

A total 35 Imams’ of different mosques of Gazipur Sadar participated at the training workshop. The programme is arranged with the fund of ‘development and expansion of bio-rational based integrated pest management technologies of vegetables, fruits and betel leaf project’.

BARI Director General Dr Md. Nazirul Islam inaugurated the training workshop as chief guest while Chief Scientific Officer & Head of Entomology Division and Project Director Dr. Debashish Sarker presided over the function. 

Director (Research) Dr Md. Miaruddin was present as special guest. Principal Scientific Officer of Entomology Division Dr. Nirmal Kumar Dutta delivered the welcome address while Senior Scientific Officer of Entomology Division Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman Sarker conducted the function. 

In his speech, BARI Director General Dr. Md. Nazirul Islam said, “Imams are the leader of our society. People of the society try to abide by them.  Excessive use of pesticides in crops can pose a threat to public health. So, we don't want to eat pesticide poison anymore.

 That is why we need to use bio pesticides by which we can assure safety of our next generation and ourselves. And I think Imams are the right persons to spread this message among the people.”