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Skill training for rural youth on ‘Propagation Techniques in Horticultural Crops’

KVK Cuttack successfully organized a 5-days training program for rural youth on “Propagation Techniques in Horticultural crops” at KVK campus, Santhapur from 16-20 September 2019. 15 no. of rural youth from 5 blocks of Cuttack district took part and learned about different techniques of propagation like grafting, budding and gooty making along with skill-oriented practical classes under the guidance of the training coordinator Dr. Tusar Ranjan Sahoo, SMS (Horticulture). All the participants went on an exposure visit to near Shakti Nursery and Shreeketra nursery to up-to-date their practical learning. They all came across a practical skill evaluation test under Dr. TR Sahoo, SMS (Horticulture).on 4th day of the training program. During the session, Sri Baishnab Barik, DDH, Cuttack imparted training on different schemes available for young entrepreneurs to set up fruit nursery business. in Cuttack district. In the valedictory function, Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Director, NRRI, Cuttack joined as chief guest and inspired all the participants for their effort and urged them to be young entrepreneurs in the nursery business in future. He distributed certificates to participants. Dr. Dillip Ranjan Sarangi, OIC, KVK Cuttack coordinated the program and requested youth mass to improve their knowledge, skill through KVK technologies for establishing enterprises at their end. Sri Debasish Jena proposed a vote of thanks at the end.