Friday, October 7, 2022

SAMETI conducts skill training under STRY

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Medziphema in association with National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, organised a programme under Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) from February 7-12.
During the inaugural programme, SAMETI director and IETC principal Dr. Watimongla Jamir encouraged the participants to attend the training diligently and become master trainers for rural youths in their communities.
Resource persons for the training programme were Deputy project director, SAMETI and state coordinator, STRY Nagaland, Tiajungla Longchar, director Pristine Foods, Nagaland, Er. Pute Phesao, proprietor, Warehouse 103, Nagaland, Nukuzo Phesao and marketing manager, Pristine Foods, Nagaland Bikash L. Singh.
The training covered topics on introduction to post-harvest processing and its importance, packaging and marketing of processed products, types of packaging materials, sterilization and hands-on practical sessions on preparation of chilli oil, preparation of star fruit candy, preparation of kiwi candy, preparation of vegetable pickle, etc. The participants visited Pristine Foods, Dimapur where they were introduced to and shown the working of different kinds of food processing machinery, equipment and packaging materials such as dehydrator, slicer, sealer, grinder, liquid filler, glass jars, glass bottles and bio-degradable opaque bags.
Later, SAMETI deputy project director, H. Mhonthung Merry proposed the vote of thanks during the valedictory programme. The training programme concluded with distribution of certificates and training handouts to the participants. It may be mentioned that the programme was held on “post-harvest processing and packaging of fruits and vegetables” to impart employable skills to unemployed rural youths of the age group 18 – 40 years. Altogether, 15 rural youths were trained.