Nauni University launches 8 skill development programmes

Farmers to be trained in food processing

Tribune News Service

Solan, December 30

Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, yesterday launched eight skill development programmes in collaboration with Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam (HPKVN).

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was also signed between the two institutes to facilitate this collaboration. Dr Harish Sharma, Programme Coordinator, said trainings would help in human resource development through intensive practical training. The dissemination of technologies to the farming community through region-specific transfer of technology modules will be facilitated.

The seven-day skill development programmes cover fields like food processing and value addition, commercial cultivation of mushrooms, commercial beekeeping, production and processing of medicinal and aromatic plants, commercial floriculture and value addition, canopy management of temperate fruit crops, propagation and nursery management of temperate fruit crops and nursery management of subtropical fruit crops.

Dr Anju Dhiman, Dean, College of Horticulture, said 45 basic-level training workshops and 16 masters’’ level training workshops would be conducted, which would benefit 1,220 farmers from the state. — TNS

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