- Popularizing IPM approach among farming community.
- Conducting regular pest surveillance and monitoring to assess pest/disease situation.
- Rearing biological control agents for their field use and conservation of naturally occurring bioagents.
- Promotion of biopesticides and neem based pesticides as alternative to chemical pesticides.
- To play a catalytic role in spread of innovative IPM skills to extension workers, land farmers equally to resource-poor and resource-rich states.
- Human Resource Development in IPM by imparting training to master trainers, extension workers and farmers through farmers field schools (FFSs) through CIPMCs, KVKs, ICAR Institutes.
- Under the HRD programme short duration courses of two days and five days for pesticides dealers/NGOs/Graduates/Post-graduates/Pvt. Entrepreneurs and progressive farmers are being carried out.
- Season Long Training (SLT) programme on major agricultural/horticultural crops.
Department.of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC) in the Union Ministry of Agriculture promotes the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach under the scheme “Strengthening & Modernization of Pest Management” through 31 Central Integrated Pest Management Centres (CIPMCs) located in 28 States and one Union Territory.
The mandate of these Centres is pest/disease monitoring, production and releases of biocontrol agents, conservation of biocontrol agents and Human Resource Development in IPM by imparting training to Agricultural Extension Officers and farmers at the grassroots levels by organizing of Farmers' Field Schools (FFSs) in the farmers’ fields.