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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMES & SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
1. National /State/District level Seminars / Workshops
In order to popularize the high yielding varieties and scientific technologies available from Research Institutes among the extension workers of the State Departments and Progressive farming community on the cultivation of Arecanut, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants, it is proposed to organize two District level Seminars @ Rs 2.00 lakhs/event as per the cost norms provided in the operational Guidelines of the MIDH. Financial provision made includes the hall rent, training materials /information kits, working lunch, other refreshments, travel cost of the non-official participants, honorarium to the resource persons, local arrangement for transport, audio video and publicity charges, accommodation of farmers etc.
2. Training programme for farmers
New technologies in crop production developed at various Central Research Institutes and State Agricultural Universities can be effectively utilized in the field, only if the farmers are given required training in employing these technologies. The training programmes were implemented by the Directorate since 2009-10 and has received very good response from the field. The Directorate proposes to conduct 61nos of farmers’ training programmes in association with different State Agricultural Universities and ICAR Institutes and reputed NGOs with financial involvement of Rs 75,000/- per training programme. The training programme will be of one day duration involving 75 numbers of farmers. The farmers will be provided food and accommodation and travel expenses during the period under training. The financial provision made will also be utilized for meeting expenses like hall rent, training material / information kit, travel allowance and honorarium for the resource persons, local arrangement of transport, audio visual aids and publicity charges.
3. Skill Development Programmes
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship outcome-based skill training scheme of the new ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of the scheme is to enable and mobilize a large number of unemployed Indian youth to take up outcome-based skill training. The scheme offers meaningful, industry relevant, skill-based training to enable youth to get wages or self-employment leading to increase earnings and/or improved working conditions such as getting formal certifications for informal skills. The schemes have training durations for 200 hours for fresh entrants. The Directorate proposes to implement such 200-hour training modules for skill sets like Gardener/ coriander cultivator/ chilli cultivator etc. The training duration is 30 days and the cost of training is Rs.16420/- for 30 days training per trainee. The cost of training estimated is Rs. 4,10,500/- for a batch of 25 trainees. The facilities and expertise of KVKs, State Agricultural Universities and authorized training centres will be utilized for imparting skill training for selected job roles. Total cost expected for conducting 3such trainings (25 selected candidate/ course) is Rs.12.315 Lakhs. The skill trainings and evaluation of the trainees will be done as per the guidelines provided in ASCI National Occupational Standards.