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Skill development course conducted for rural youths

Skill development course conducted for rural youths
Rural youths with resource persons.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/26/2019 12:10:48 PM IST

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Tuensang, in association with State Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Nagaland and National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, under Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) scheme, conducted skill development course on “Protected cultivation of high value vegetable” from August 19 to 24, sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, India. 

A press release from subject matter specialist, KVK, Dr. Shisarenla Aier, stated that the programme aimed at training rural youths to become self-reliant and to develop entrepreneurial skill in the field of horticulture. 

Addressing the valedictory programme assistant chief technical officer, KVK, Tuensang Tokiho Achumi, encouraged all participants to inculcate the activities which they have leaned throughout the course and perform their task in an efficient manner to allow production of high value vegetables towards getting higher returns. 

Resource persons for the week long programme were subject matter specialist (Horticulture), Dr. Shisarenla Aier, assistant chief technical officer (Gen. & Plant Breeding), Martina Shitiri, assistant chief technical officer (Agronomy), TokihoAchumi, subject matter specialist (Plant Protection), Eliseni Tsopoe and farm manager, KVK, Tuensang, Yanger I. Kichu. 

Field visits to all demo plots and hands on training on extraction of vegetable seeds, application of various inputs for control of disease and pest and sowing of vegetable seeds were carried out during the training programme. 

Altogether, registration of 15 candidates from three villages, Helipong, Chendang and Nangpong, were done. 

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