Plant pests apart from causing direct damage are the limiting factors in export trade and major concern in SPS compliance. Recording and mapping of pests form the basis for policy/ decision makers to take informed decisions on plant protection measures to be employed and regulatory decisions on restricting movement of plants and plant materials to prevent the spread of plant pests. The mapping of plant pest enables to identify the pest prevalence as high/ moderate/ low/ nil. This information will be handy to formulate pest management strategies and exploring the possibilities of declaring areas as low pest prevalence and pest free areas for enabling market access. National Institute of Plant Health Management has taken a proactive role to compile pests reported in India and map pest distribution on more than 100 economically important crops. The database has more than 3000 pests reported on 100 crops with more than 8000 references.

The National Plant Pest Data provides:

  • List of plant pests reported on specific crop and plant parts affected
  • Distribution map of pests crop-wise/ State-wise/ National level
  • Host range of pests recorded in the database
  • Pest list for conducting Pest Risk Analysis
  • Market Access Tool for identifying pest free areas (PFA)/ areas of low pest prevalence (ALPP) to promote export
  • Tool to NPPO to initiate eradication of localized pests or low pest prevalence
  • State-level or District level biosecurity tool to establish domestic quarantine regulations to prevent entry, establishment and spread of pests not present in that area
  • Policy makers to evolve specific pest management strategies
  • Platform for linking e-pest surveillance with lat-long records

Project Leaders: Dr.K.Satyagopal, IAS, Dr.N.Sathyanarayana, Mrs.S.Latha
Programme Designers: Mr.A.Nagaraju, Mr.A.K.Prasad, Dr.C.S.Gupta

Disclaimer: The information hosted is based on compilation of various publications. NIPHM does not
guarantee authenticity of reports.

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