19 - 23 May, 2021, Dhule
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dhule, Maharashtra organized a 5-day Virtual Training Programme on “Milk, Fruits and Vegetable Value-Addition Process” for the rural youths, farm women and FPO Members from 19th to 23rd May, 2021.
In his inaugural address, Dr. P.G. Patil, Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra urged the trainees for focusing on value-addition in the rural areas for the upliftment of farmers and attracting the rural youths in crop husbandry and allied sectors. He stressed on adoption of diversified enterprises with proper planning and linking with market networks for achieving higher income.
Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra encouraged the participants for adopting the well-tested integrated farming system models, income generating enterprises, organizing themselves and linking with markets to earn higher profits. Dr. Singh also urged the Krishi Vigyan Kendras to bring latest technologies from ICAR Institutes and Agricultural Universities for reducing the technology gaps.
Dr. Dinesh Nandre, Head, KVK, Dhule, Maharashtra outlined the scope and opportunities of processing and value-addition in the horticulture and dairy sector.
Dr. Sharad Gadakh, Director of Extension Education, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra highlighted the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dhule’s activities.
More than 215 rural youths, farmers and women virtually participated in the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra)