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Skill Training on ‘Protected cultivation of high value vegetables’

KVK Cuttack organized a six-day training programme for 15 no. of participants on “Protected cultivation of High value vegetables” at KVK campus, Santhapur under Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) scheme in association with IMAGE, Bhubaneswar and MANAGE, Hyderabad, sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, from 25 to 30 January 2019. Dr. H Pathak, Director, NRRI, Cuttack inaugurated the programme and advocated for protected cultivation in changing environmental scenario for judicious water use. Sri PC Sahoo, DDA, Cuttack and Sri Kalyan Ray, Dy Director, IMAGE, Bhubaneswar urged participants to utilize government assistance and ensure marketing of specific products. Dr TR Sahoo, SMS (Horticulture) and training coordinator meticulously conducted the training programme with the help of experts from KVK Cuttack, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Central Horticultural Experimental Station, National Horticultural Board and Deras Farm along with certain successful entrepreneurs in protected cultivation. An exposure visit was made to DERAS Farm and CHES. In the valedictory function, Dr GAK Kumar, Head, Social Science Division emphasized on developing business plan and establish market linkage before going to produce vegetables inside a greenhouse. Dr. DR Sarangi, OIC, KVK Cuttack requested youth mass to come in large number  and improve their knowledge, skill through KVK technologies.