5 days training cum demonstration programme conducted
CHANDEL, Sep 12: Five days 'Training cum Demonstration on Post harvest management and value addition of fruits and vegetables' was launched on Saturday at KVK Chandel.
The training programme was organized by KVK Chandel and sponsored by CTRI, Rajahmundry. It was inaugurated by Sh Manglem Monsang, former MDC, 11th Pantha, Chandel Autonomous District Council.
Speaking on the occasion, Sh Manglem Monsang encouraged the farmers to adopt the scientific method taught by experts on ash gourd cultivation and its processing and value addition for generating income.
Dr A Ameeta Devi, Head in-charge of ICAR-KVK Chandel urged the farmers to participate in the training programme to gain knowledge on post harvest management and value addition of fruits and vegetables which are locally available in the district.
Dr Y Prabhabati Devi, SMS (Home Science) gave the keynote address while P Surbala Devi, Assistant Professor Govt Polytechnic College, Tura spoke on 'Processing and value addition of ash gourd and preparation of ash gourd jam'.
The training programme was attended by 20 farmers and staff of KVK Chandel.