A Model Training Course (MTC) on “Small Scale Entrepreneurial Ventures to Boost Income of Farmers’ was organized at ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur during 1– 8 November, 2016. This training was sponsored by the Directorate of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, GOI, New Delhi.
Dr. G.S. Toteja, Director, Desert Medicine Research Centre (ICMR), the Chief Guest of the inaugural session , emphasized the contribution of ICAR in providing food security to more than billion population.
Dr. O.P. Yadav, Director, ICAR-CAZRI in his presidential remarks asked the participants to include entrepreneurship component through establishing various small scale enterprises in agriculture and allied sectors to generate income of farmers in arid regions.
Dr. V.P. Chahal, ADG (Agriculture Extension), in his valedictory address highlighted the significance of small scale entrepreneurial ventures focused towards the small and marginal farmers in arid zone and its importance in nation building after globalization.
A total of 29 officials from various states viz., Jammu & Kashmir (4), Delhi (3), Punjab (4), Rajasthan (3), Gujarat (2), Andhra Pradesh (4), Tamil Nadu (3) and Karnataka (6) attended the training programme. The entire course content was designed to provide a comprehensive understanding about the process of entrepreneurship development.
(Source: ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur)