Youth in Mon undergo training on poultry farming
Dimapur, Sep. 10 (EMN): Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Mon, organised a skill training of rural youth on poultry rearing and management from September 4 to 10 at KVK office in Aboi town under Mon district.
The inaugural programme was chaired by Dr. Paihem Michui, ACTO (Animal Science), who also welcomed the participants. While briefing about the training programme, Myinthungo Murry, technical officer (farm manager), said the training was aimed at imparting skill-based training to rural youth on agri-based vocational areas in compliance with National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 to promote employment in rural areas.
Senior scientist and Head of KVK, Mon, Dr. Ruokuovilie Mezhatsu stated that the training covered various topics under poultry rearing and management including integrated farming system by using different modules namely power point presentation, audio-visual in the form of film show, besides skilled-based exercise through active participation and involvement of the trainees in the form of interactive session and group discussion.
It stated that feed formulation by using locally available feeds ingredients, cultivation and use of azolla as feed supplement and vaccination in poultry were demonstrated to the trainees.
Dr. Paihem Michui, ACTO (Animal Science), was the resource person of the programme.
Dr. Ruokuoville Mezhatsu chaired the valedictory programme. Lithrila Sangtam, EAC Aboi and guest of honour, encouraged the trainees to equip themselves with the technical knowledge and put into practice for their livelihood security based on eco-friendly manner and sustainable management by following climate resilient practices. She further emphasised on intensive and extensive integrated farming system for self-reliance (smart farmer).
Course director, in his concluding remarks, said that the training had offered a modular skill training opportunities to rural youth including farmers and farm women based on local needs and created a pool of skilled man power to perform farm and non-farm operations.
Certificates were distributed to the successful trainees. Altogether, 19 rural youth from Angphang, Angjangyang, Sowa Changle and Ngangching villages attended the programme. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks pronounced by Dr. Manoj Singh Sachan, ACTO (PGB).
The programme was sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, in association with National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad.