ATMA Dimapur organises training on mushroom production techniques
Dimapur, Feb. 5 (EMN): The Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Dimapur organised a week-long skill training of rural youth (STRY) programme on “Mushroom production techniques: An attraction and retaining of youths in agriculture”at ATMA training hall Dimapur from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.
An update informed that STRY programme provides skill-based training to rural youth in agri-based vocational areas. The norms of the scheme are executed as per the standards by national policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 under sub-mission on agriculture extension (SAME) of National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology (NAMET) during 2015-16.
While chairing the inaugural session, Kaiho Achumi, Assistant Technology Manager stated that the programme aims to disseminate technology to rural youths pertaining to farming community and help in creation of income and employment generation activities.
Speaking at the programme, L MhaoLotha, Project Director ATMA and DAO Dimapur, said that during recent times, much importance has been given on cultivation of nutr-rich crops to meet the demand of nutritional security of Indias’s ever increasing population. The number of job seekers is increasing every year and government cannot provide jobs to all the job seekers in public sectors. Therefore, commercial mushroom cultivation can be an alternative to ensure enhancement of income and achieve self-employment to the youths, he added.
Meanwhile, E Lireni Kikon, ACTO KVK Dimapur, Dr. Ithika C Swu, DPD ATMA, Demalu BTM, Kaiho ATM, and Aketoli ATM were the resource persons of the training, wherein a total of 15 rural youth participated.