Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute creating awareness by building first-ever India’s weed museum to tackle the ever-present issue of weed for the farmer.
Jaipur is all set to get India’s first weed museum. Is it a primary step to decriminalise it?
- Jaipur to witness India’s first weed museum to be inaugurated by Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute (RARI), Durgapura.
- The purpose of the museum is to preserve a sample of over 100 kinds of weeds to the farmers as well as the general public. This will help them identify and protect their crops.
- The weed sample will be displayed in the herbarium boxes, and the museum will also display posters educating the basic information and different parts.
- The museum also displays posters of common poisonous weeds found in Jaipur, Ajmer, Tonk, and Dausa.
- The farmer faces the major barrier in its management is to identify the plant, as weed is an additional plant that is omnipresent and reduces yield and degrades the quality crop.
- Surendra Singh, professor of Agronomy at RARI said, “With the help of this museum, we are trying to create awareness among farmers. At present, we are focusing on weeds in Jaipur and its nearby cities. Later, more weed museums can be opened,”
- It took 1.5 years to collect these 100 weeds and prepare their herbarium for display. One weed’s preserved sample took around 8-10 days with the help of herbarium press.
- Jaipur’s first weed museum is set to open doors next month according to RARI.
- Other than the museum the new Plea has been Filed in Delhi High Court by The Great Legalisation Movement (GLM-INDIA) to Decriminalise Cannabis in India.
- DKODING Media doesn’t endorse the illegal usage of weed or other narcotics. The content above is only for the informational purpose and it isn’t intended to spread the utilization of any unlawful substance.
By: Shubham Sharma, Editorial Desk, DKODING Media