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Skill training of rural youth conducted in various districts

Skill training of rural youth conducted in various districts
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DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 5/5/2021 1:04:47 PM IST

 Agriculture Technology Management Agencies (ATMAs) and other agencies organised training programmes on Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) across the state with an aim to impart skill-based training to rural youth on agri-based vocational areas to promote employment in the rural area.

Mokokchung: ATMA Mokokchung in association with State Agricultural Management and Training Institute (SAMETI), Medziphema and MANAGE, Hyderabad conducted the STRY programme at ATMA conference hall, Mokokchung from April 26 to May 1. 

The six-day training programme was conducted on “value addition on medicinal and aromatic herbs and vegetables”.

A press release from ATMA, Mokokchung Dy. PD. Sentinaro Longchar stated that resource persons for the training programme was land resources department, district project officer, Dr. Sashiyangba and ATMA, Mokokchung assistant technology manager, Nuksunginla Jamir.

The resource persons covered topics on identification and documentation of indigenous medicinal and aromatic importance of agar (king of aromatic) in Nagaland and its market potential, inoculation in agar wood. 

Extraction of Oleoresin from Agar wood was also highlighted.

The participants were trained on preparation of mushroom pickle, brinjal and chilli pickle, mix pickle and preparation of turmeric and ginger powder.

After the programme, certificates were distributed to all the participants by ATMA, Mokokchung deputy project director Sentinaro Longchar. 

Altogether 18 participants from Yimyu and Khensa village attended the training programme.

Zunheboto: At Zunheboto, the six-day training programme was conducted at Asukhuto town under Akuhaito block.

During the course of the training, resource person, assistant technology manager (ATM) Tovi Zhimo discussed various topics such as identification of edible mushrooms and its health benefits, methods of mushroom cultivation.

Practical hands-on demonstration on oyster mushroom was also performed by the participants. 

Altogether, 15 youths were trained and awarded the completion certificates and inputs (mushroom spawn, poly bags) were provided.

Medziphema: A six-day STRY was organised by Integrated Extension Training Centre (IETC) from April 19 to 24, on the topic “Piggery rearing and management”. 

The training programme was organised at SAMETI training hall in collaboration with the SAMETI, Medziphema and MANAGE, Hyderabad. 

A press release by IETC principal and director SAMETI, K. Remphamo Lotha stated resource persons for the training were lecturers from IETC and Dr. Y. Kent, VAS, from state piggery farm, Medziphema. 

Feedbacks were received from the trainees and certificates were distributed. The training also included a visit to state piggery farm, Medziphema, where the resource person gave a detailed tour of the farm and its management.

It may be mentioned that 15 unemployed youth participated in the programme.

Phek: ATMA Phek organised a six-day training programme on production & post harvest management on fish culture under STRY at New Akhegwo village (Meluri block) from April 26 to May 1, in association with SAMETI Nagaland and MANAGE Hyderabad. 

A press release by ATMA Phek stated that the main objective of the training was to provide skill development training to rural youth aged 18-34 years, focusing on production and post harvest technology. 

The resource person deliberated on introduction to fish and fish farming, pond management, integrated farming system, economics of fish culture in one hectare pond and post harvest management method. 

Altogether, 18 youths from different villages attended theg training programme and certificates were also distributed among the participants.

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