On-campus Training on Organic Waste Management for Production of Farm Made Fertilisers

An On-campus Training on 'Organic Waste Management for Production of Farm Made Fertilisers' was organized at ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar on 18th April, 2018. The target beneficiaries under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) funded Project on ''Adding Value to Fish: a Potential Livelihood Option for Fisherwomen of Odisha'' and the Institute funded Project on ''Gender Inclusive Homestead Aquaculture for Enhancing Household Fish Consumption and Income'' participated in the programme. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. S.K. Srivastava, Director, ICAR-CIWA.
After the theoretical orientation through lectures and discussion on organic waste management, the participants were taken for field visit for on-site demonstrations. Practical demonstrations were carried out on different methods of organic waste management viz., vermicomposting, preparation of fish silage from fish dressing waste and waste decomposing (microbial). The participants were also exposed to hands-on exercises on the three methods of waste management.
An interface was also organized to sensitize the farmwomen about the need for adoption of various vocations with entrepreneurship mode and on the latest technologies in homestead aquaculture and post harvest fisheries for value addition and income generation. About 50 women SHG leaders and master trainers identified under these two projects, from selected villages of Astarang and Satyabati blocks of Puri district participated in the programme. The Project team from ICAR-CIWA, Dr. Tanuja, Dr. J. Charles Jeeva, Ms. Gayatri Moharana Dr. Sujit Kr. Nayak and Shri. Atul Chetan Hemrom coordinated the programme.