The parthenium weed on 47 hectares of land in the district will be removed by spraying salt mixture solution, said Collector K.Baskaran here on Tuesday.

Inaugurating the eradication programme by spraying the solution on the weed at S.N.M.Nagar near Keelavasal in the town, the Collector said that parthenium is a poisonous weed as people living in the locality are seen are suffering from fever and other health problems. Reiterating that the agriculture department will take steps to completely weed out parthenium in the district, he said that the growth is spotted usually in residential areas and not in fields. V.Balasubramanian, joint director of agriculture, Rajkumar, deputy director (state schemes) and Ramadoss, deputy director (Central schemes), participated in the programme.

Keywords: Parthenium weed