Two skill development training programmes begin at KVK Ropar

About 40 farmers, farm women and rural youths participate 

Two skill development training programmes begin at KVK Ropar

Ludhiana: Two skill development training programmes on “Small Poultry Farmer” and “Forest Nursery Raiser” began at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ropar under the aegis of Agriculture Skill Council of India, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and ICAR-ATARI Zone-1, Ludhiana. About 40 farmers, farm women and rural youths from all over the district are participating in the training programmes.

Sh Amardeep Singh Gujral, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), Ropar was the chief guest. In his inaugural remarks, he said, “KVK-farmer linkages are needed for ensuring skill upgradation, economic development and self-employment of farmers and rural youth.” He lauded the role of KVK Ropar in developing skilled manpower through its various programmes.

Dr GS Makkar, Deputy Director (Training), KVK Ropar and Course Coordinator, shared details of the training programmes. He said there is a need to develop model farmer enterprises and KVK Ropar is laying emphasis on this through capacity building and by imparting practical skills to the rural youths as a step towards their self entrepreneurship.

Dr Aparna, Technical Coordinator (Small Poultry Farmer), while throwing light on the objectives of the training programme on poultry farming, informed that this 240 hrs training would include theory and practical sessions on different management aspects of poultry birds, apart from exposure visits to poultry institutes and farms.

Ms Ankurdeep Preety, Technical Coordinator (Forest Nursery Raiser), said the 200 hrs training in forest nursery raiser will acquaint the farmers with propagation techniques for different tree species, irrigation and fertilizer management in nursery, IPM practices, marketing linkages etc. The training will also focus on nursery raising practices of various forest tree species with main thrust on poplar and eucalyptus, she added.