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National Workshop on Skill Development in Agriculture

Due to the sophisticated development in agriculture sector, employment opportunities have been generated for the skilled youth in the fields of agri-warehousing in agriculture, cold chains, supply chains, dairy, poultry, meat, fisheries, horticulture, agricultural mechanization as well as micro-irrigation, said Shri Radha Mohan Singh.

These fields which require skilled youth are have been enhanced by self-employment opportunities. Such a unique scenario has never been observed before in respect of overall development in the various fields of agriculture, said Shri Singh.

On the occasion of National Workshop on Skill Development in Agriculture, Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister stated this. “Kausal Vikas se Krishi Vikas” is the theme. The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, the representatives of agriculture science centers, ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture as well as trained youth entrepreneurs are participating in this workshop.

The government realizes that the youth of the country are required to be linked with agriculture in the form of enterprise. In this respect operations are being conducted on four stages in Ministry of Agriculture. Shri Singh further emphasized that a fourth stage is being created so as to enhance the income of the farmers through the resources like those of horticulture, livestock, fisheries, bee-keeping etc.

The National Workshop on skill development in Agriculture is an important and commendable effort, said Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, The Minister of States for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

Source: http://www.pib.nic.in/