Cuttack, 20th August 2016.
On 16 August 2016 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Santhapur, Dr B.N. Sadangi (Head, SSD) and Dr P. Samal (Principal Scientist, NRRI) analyzed needs of participants, situations and expectations. Sri Manoranjan Barik (Senior Demonstrator, Food and Nutrition Board) and Mrs Sujata Sethy (SMS, Home Science) conducted theory and practical classes on preparation of value added products from orange, lemon, apple, guava, papaya, tomato, chili and seasonal vegetables and preparation of nutri-feeds for children and adults. Besides awareness on basic health and hygiene in household were discussed.
Twenty-five farmwomen and rural youth from Khetrapal, Mania, Jhadeswar Kadei, Ucchapada and Agrahat villages participated in a five-day on campus skill development training. The participating women expressed their happiness for their exposure and presented their future plan on value addition. On 20 August 2016, Dr Himanshu Pathak (Director, NRRI), the Chief Guest at the valedictory programme, deliberated on application of the training for socio-economic empowerment of women in general and youth in particular. He gave away the certificates and training manual to the participants.