About PAN India
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) India, founded as an independent national non profit organisation in India in 2013. It works in collaboration with Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International Community, sharing knowledge and expertise to eliminate the human and environmental hazards caused by pesticides.
The organization is focusing to bring changes in the way chemical pesticides are used harming life and environment. It aims to help farmers to reduce dependence on toxic chemicals and to increase the use of sustainable alternatives to chemical pest control based on scientific knowledge. PAN India is working towards sustainable and diverse agro ecosystems; and to support farmers in conserving traditional knowledge, farming systems and agro biodiversity. Primarily PAN India focus on generating and sharing knowledge related to chemical pesticides such as farm level actual practice, health and environmental effects, alternatives to hazardous chemicals, etc.
The larger focus of the organization is to support farm and farmer participated research for sustaining agriculture and building local economy by providing training and capacity building for safe, ecologically sound and socially just alternatives to replace toxic substances in our society and to mobilize community support for sustainable options in all areas of human endeavour and living based on sound science and social and environmental justice.
The organization is committed to support the struggles of farming community to promote ecological agriculture, conserving traditional knowledge and agro biodiversity towards ensuring sustainable food production systems and a toxic free living.
ELIMINATE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS CAUSED BY PESTICIDES THROUGH COLLECTIVE ACTION
Pesticide Free Food
Agrochemical inputs such as insecticides, fungicides, weedicides and plant growth regulators are widely used in conventional farming systems. These chemicals, over the past years have contributed to make our food unsafe to eat by contaminating them. Farming should be devoid of agrochemical inputs and should make into perfectly a biological activity with adopting agroecological methods in order to make OUR FOOD SAFE.
Pesticide Free Homes
A number of hazardous chemical insecticides and other toxic chemicals are in use in our homes to keep away household pests such as mosquitoes, ants, termites, flies, bugs, cockroaches, etc. These chemicals, even in trace quantities can trigger acute and chronic diseases once we are exposed to them. Therefore, these chemicals should not be used in homes, instead, alternative non toxic pest control methods are to be used.
Safe Living Environment
Use of toxic chemicals, both in agriculture as well as for house hold pest control, over the past decades has contributed to polluting our environment – soil, water and air. In order to lead a peaceful healthy life, we need to get rid of such toxic chemicals from the ecosystem where we and a number of other organisms are living. It is high time to halt the destructive mode of pest management by adopting non toxic pest control based on ecological principles.