Website for capacity building in plant health management
The National Plant Protection Training Institute (NPPTI) was established in 1966 for Human Resource Development in Plant Protection Technology to create qualified pest management personnel. The Institute organizes both long and short duration training courses for human resource development on plant health management. The Institute got international support from United Nations under a UNDP project during 1974 to 1980 for providing more effective training programmes. Over the years the Institute has been recognized as a Regional Training Center for Plant Protection by the FAO of the United Nations and also as a Center of Excellence for Training in Plant Protection Technology under the World Bank aided National Agricultural Extension Project - III. In order to bestow greater functional flexibility, and broader reach in delivery against the emerging challenges in the field of plant health management, the Institute was converted into an autonomous body in 2008. Now it is headed by a Director General and has necessary powers to upgrade its infrastructure and add to its faculty. The Institute has training courses for plant protection personnel from other countries also.