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Welcome to Pest Management Association

“PEST MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION” (PMA) is a registered “National” associated for the purpose of education and training.

I take this opportunity to introduce myself – Dr. Sarang Savalekar, as the President of this Association and General Secretary is Mr. K.V. Rao.

The association is indeed lucky to have veterans like scientists in research and eminent speakers, advisors from Government organization for scientific & educational programmes viz:

  1. Dr. S. N. Mukherjee, Senior Scientist (Rtd), N.C.L., Pune
  2. Dr. A. G. Chandele, Head Dept. of Entomology(Rtd), MPKV, Rahuri, Pune
  3. Dr. G.G. Hande, Inspecting Authority for Phytosanitory
  4. Dr. N. S. Rathore, (Rtd) Director of Zoological Survey of India, Jodhpur
  5. Shri Anant V. Nene, Baroda
  6. Dr. Kedar Deobhankar , Pune
  7. Dr. Anil Kumar Makkapati
  8. Shri Anil Mazgaonkar, Mumbai

Each one of them has not only an outstanding academic background, but a successful career which will inspire all of us. We are certainly looking forward for a wealth of information and guidance, which shall  motivate all of us by learning lessons of prudence, diligence and professionalism.

We, PEST MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (PMA) have Triveni Sangam of the Pest Management Professionals (PMPs), The Manufacturers of Pesticides, Equipment  and Allied Service Providers.

We have entered in this mission with a great devotion to achieve the success with sincere efforts and hard work.

We have so many new ideas in our mind and have true and pure intention to create long lasting programmes which will be helpful to our members of association and  pest control industry to fulfill their requirements of education and training.

It was really a great opportunity that we had Dr. Ravi Prakash from PPA’s Office in Faridabad as Chief Guest and we had an opportunity to interact with him and seek his guidance regarding the entomological and legal issues associated with the structural pest control industry. We are indeed grateful to him for not only accepting our invitation but also for personally remaining present for our two day conference in Daman.

We are specially thankful to Dr. P.S. Chandurkar, Plant Protection Advisor to the Government of India, National Chemical Laboratory, MPKV, Rahuri for supporting our association time to time.

Why Us?

Pest Control Industry— Protectors of health, property & environment

Pest control is a profession

Pest control is a noble profession

Pest control professional must learn the science of pest control

Pest control professional must learn to practice the art of pest control

All pest control professionals must be registered with the department of agriculture, ministry of agriculture at city, state & national level offices.

Only registered professional can assure the ultimate consumers a genuine guaranty or a warranty of his products & or services provided by him.

All the manufacturers of pest control supplies, equipment and the allied service providers must provide a complete back up services to their customers & participate in the development of the structural pest control industry programme of which pest management association is the most vital link.

Pest Management Association understands knowledge is power and every knowledgeable individual is a national asset
Pest Management Association(PMA) call upon every individual pest control professional to register themselves with the association (PMA) and those who are not registered with the directorate of agriculture be reported in order to avoid the risk of misuse of pesticide on their customers’ property or to their customers’ health.

PMA suggests that educational opportunities should be provided to any and / or every adult individual irrespective of his/her caste, race, religion, and he / she must possess the basic knowledge (core) about each category for which he wishes to provide service.

The industry should foster national pride and the national interest should be considered above any and/or all objects. Be considered above all objects.

A comprehensive policy for the structural pest control industry be worked out with a joint committee consisting of industry professionals, manufacturers, universities, researchers and government officials.

PMA will provide all out support to the government officials in this regard.

To-day’s need of the Structural Pest Control Industry

1) Our first on the wish list is to reduce the gap in the technical resources and offer a medium (educational institutions) through which it could be achieved.

2) We have to increase the speed for achieving the goal –“Pest Control Literacy for all the CPCOs”, particularly in view of the number of years (or even decades) lost by our industry due to its monopolistic and restrictive practices and putting the progress of self before the industry.

3) We want to improve the situation for the Indian CPCOs by persuasion and proper education and moderate backing of legislation and would like the battery of over 10,000 CPCOs at least registered with the department if not immediately certified.

4) We are now already planning for 8 lane traffic on National Highways like situation where in CPCOs may be permitted to be expertise in each field:-
• Fumigation Services
• Termite Control,
• General Pest Control,
• Commensal Rodent Control,
• Public Health Pest Control i.e.
• Mosquito / Flies Control, and other vector control measures.

5) Since Fumigation has separate policy we would like more CPCO’s to come forward and learn more about fumigation training and services.

6) The training will help the technicians in operating in a professional, competent manner and will also help reduce public concern and controversy over urban pesticide use and also safety for operators.

7) The training will also help the technician to projects a professional manner, and also work in a professional manager. The technicians will have a good attitude towards his work. Besides this he can always keep his knowledge in up-to-date manner and communicate effectively with the customers and the public in general.

8) I would also like to mention that all the professions such as Doctors, Engineers, Architects, and Builders etc have been recognized by the Ministry of Labour by awarding special categories and divisions in its List of occupations. The structural pest control operators (CPCOs) are not so recognized by the Ministry of Labour.

9) Globally, the structural pest control has its own classification i.e. as ‘Pest Control Workers’ and cleaning services are places under ‘Janitorial and Sanitation Services’ under which some pest control firms (ratio of 1 out of 13 firms) are registered, and they do carry out sanitary services. Most of the PCOs are certified and registered.

10) Considering that we need to introduce ‘compulsory certification and training to all PCOs, which must pass an examination, before obtaining the certificate, we wonder if the support of the provisions mentioned above can be taken, to formulate rules to that effect. This will expedite the process of introducing.

Dr. Sarang Savalekar, President

On behalf of Pest Management Association, I appeal you to kindly join our association and be a member. If you are interested to conduct any educational program or conference or any training event, we will certainly give you entire support i.e. Theme, speakers and other necessary arrangement too. Kindly let us know your concept or your ideas regarding this issue.

Dr. Sarang Savalekar
President, PMA (09822004273 / 020-24452515)