Background of Establishment of  NIPHM

The National Plant Protection Training Institute (NPPTI) was established in 1966 for Human Resource Development in Plant Protection Technology under the Directorate of Plant Protection, to create qualified pest management personnel in adequate numbers both in the Central Government and in the Departments of Agriculture of States/Union Territories (UTs) to impart training to farmers. The Institute has been entrusted with the responsibility of organizing both long and short duration training courses for Human Resource Development on different aspects of Plant Protection.  The activities of the Institute got a fillip in 1974, when international support from United Nations under a UNDP project with a financial assistance of $1.3 million was received from the year 1974 to 1980 to develop the Institute 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. NPPTI was one of the components of the ongoing scheme, "Strengthening and Modernization of Pest Management Approach in the Country", which is continuing in the XI Five Year Plan.


In order to bestow greater functional flexibility, and broader reach in delivery against the emerging challenges in the field of Plant Health Management, a very crucial area for enhancing our country's agricultural production, the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India had taken a decision for transforming this Institute into an autonomous body vide resolution F. No. 20-62/2007-PP I dated 13th October, 2008.


Consequently, the Institute has been registered as an Autonomous Society under the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, in the Office of the Registrar of Societies, Rangareddy District, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh on 24th October, 2008 under the name, National Institute of Plant Health Management with Registration No. 1444 of 2008 under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001 (Act No.35 of 2001).