Training for PMVDY beneficiaries underway
Dimapur, Feb. 20 (EMN): Chairman of Marcofed, Dr. M Chuba, inaugurated the training on entrepreneurship and skill development programme (ESDP) under Prime Minister Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY) for the beneficiaries at Mount Mary College, Chümoukedima, on February 16.
Speaking at the inaugural programme, Dr. Chuba explained about the global market value of the minor forest produce (MFP), which has been traditionally used by the Naga tribes. He informed that PMVDY-ESDP has been planned and designed with the objective to impart and upgrade value addition skill on minor forest produce for the tribal beneficiaries of Nagaland, an update from Marcofed stated.
The objectives and modalities of ESDP training were explained by project leads of IIE, Chandan Pachani and Jintu Shill. It was followed with an interaction where doubts on ESDP and PMVDY were clarified by the IIE officials to the beneficiaries.
It mentioned that a total of 57 Van Dhan Vikash Kendra would be trained under entrepreneurship skill development programme (ESDP) this financial year. IIE has been entrusted as a technical agency by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, government of India, for the implementation of PMVDY- ESDP in the state of Nagaland. IIE would impart 175 ESDP trainings in the Prime Minister Van Dhan Vikas Kendra clusters of Nagaland.
Project leads of IIE PMVDY from Assam initiated the process with Honey Mission, Marcofed in Dimapur and Department of under Developed Area (DUDA) in Kohima.
It stated that PMVDY-ESDP has been planned for 30 days for 25 participants for each PMVDY clusters of Nagaland. Master trainers have been empanelled for the training programmes. The trades of the trainings included food processing, food processing (mushroom), bamboo utility, handicraft, soap making, baking.
Marcofed manager Nukshilemla, executive officer Rongsentoshi, and other officials from Marcofed, Dimapur, and IIE, Guwahati, and 150 PMVDY beneficiaries from five Prime Minister Van Dhan Vikash Kendra clusters attended the inaugural programme.
It concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Nukshilemla.