Department of Civil Engineering had organized guest lecture on â€œPesticides Contamination in Water Resources & its Harmful Effectâ€ by Dr. Sandeep K. Shukla, Research Officer, Central Water Commission,Nagpur. A pesticide is a chemicalor biological agent (such as aÂ virus,Â bacterium, or fungus) that deters, incapacitates, kills, or otherwise discourages pests. Target pests can include insects, plantÂ pathogens, weeds,Â molluscs that destroy property, cause nuisance, or spread disease, or are diseaseÂ vectors. Along with these benefits, pesticides also have drawbacks, such asÂ potential toxicityÂ to humans and other species.
Students actively present in the lecture. The expert explained the importance water, its Source, availability, water treatment process before supply to public. He informed on how the water could be contaminated by pesticides. He also explained the excess use of pesticides deteriorates the nutrition values in vegetable and fruits and it becomes dangerous for the human health.The expert guided the students which food may be less pesticides contaminated and good for the health
Dr. Valsson Varghese, Head of Civil Engg. Department guide the students on this occasion. Dr. N.R. Dhamge, Prof. S.R. Satone, Prof. M.N. Umare, Prof. P.S. Randive, Prof. V.D. Vaidya, Prof. A.R. Nikhade, Prof. D.B. Awachat, Prof. C.S. Danjode, Prof D.S. Padole, Prof. A.D. Shende were present
Dr. D.P. Singh, principal, Dr. A.M. Badar, Vice-principal appreciate for the conduction of this event.