Training on vermicompost making concludes

KARSINGSA, Mar 19: A skill development training programme for the vermicompost producers, which began on 18 February here at KVK Papum Pare, concluded on Wednesday.
During the 25 days training programme, 22 participants, including unemployed rural youth, farm women and students participated.
The training was organized by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Papum Pare and sponsored by the Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI). The ASCI is working under the aegis of Ministry of skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to build capacity in agriculture and allied sectors by bridging the skill gaps and up skilling the existing and prospective workforce.
NEIST, Naharlagun Principal Scientist & In-charge Dr Chandan Tamuly urged the participants to disseminate the knowledge gained during the training to the others.
During training, theory as well as hands-on practical classes on vermicompost making was held.
SMS (Agronomy) and a certified trainer under the ASCI, Tadang Meena spoke on various topics, such as vermcomposting – a basic component in organic farming; vermiculture biotechnology, cultivation technique on vermicomposting, etc through PowerPoint presentation and videos.
Farmers were also taken for a field visit to the KVK unit, NEIST centre and a private firm at Lekhi.
Attending the valedictory function, CEO of the Farmers’ Producer Organization (FPO), Tana Tada advised the young participants to be self employed in agriculture and allied sectors rather looking for government jobs.
He highlighted about various farm sector loans provided by the NABARD, cooperatives society and rural bank through KCC. A training manual on vermicompost producer was also released during the programme.