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RPL-PMKVY training on organic grower

Kohima | Publish Date: 10/22/2019 11:45:07 AM IST

Spices Board, Field Office, Kohima conducted three-day RPL training programme on Organic Grower (AGR/Q1201) from October 16-18 at Khonoma Villlage under RPL-PMKVY. 

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

The objective of the Skill Certification Scheme was to enable a large number of youth to take up industry-relevant skill training which will help them in securing a better livelihood. Under RPL-PMKVY, beneficiaries were pre-screened, counseled with orientation programme and assessed in accordance to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).

Gracing the training as special guest, SDO (C), Kohima, Shaying Sheu called for more women participation in such kind of training programmes. 

He stated that as people of the state dependent on agriculture, farmers should focus to develop skills and also seek and explore value addition and market avenues for sale of their produce.

Dy. Director, Directorate of Horticulture Dr. Moa Walling as resource person spoke on the topic “Good Agricultural Practices in Organic Farming”. Sahiini Ronald, Field Officer, Spices Board, Kohima trained the farmers on the topic “Integrated Pest & disease Management and Post Harvest Management in Organic farming”.  

On October 17, the trainees received a lecture on “Quality Assurance and Certification in Organic Farming” by David. Ng, Agri. Demonstrator, Spices Board. Livika Assumi, Nzanmongi Lotha and Maneni Chajii (Spices Extension Trainees) demonstrated on how to prepare various organic manures like Amrit Pani, Jeevamrutham and Panchagavya. Altogether 34 farmers participated in the programme.

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