ICAR- CIWA organized two days skill development training programme on Bee Keeping under SC Sub-Plan

The ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (ICAR-CIWA) organized two days training programme on Bee-Keeping under SC Sub-Plan during 16-17, March, 2020 for farm women of Kadua Village, Satyabadi, Puri district. In the first day the trainees were exposed to practical demonstration regarding the various aspects of Bee keeping at Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology. Dr Ramanath Mahapatra, Principal Investigator, AICRP on Honey Bees & Pollinators, Dept. of Entomology, OUAT along with Smt Pravasini Behera and Shri Nirmal Chandra Mohanty imparted training through practical demonstration and lecture. At ICAR-CIWA the trainees were exposed to farm along with classroom lecture on Entrepreneurship development, Bee rearing and extraction of honey, importance of vegetable cultivation in backyard. The valedictory session was conducted under the Chairmanship of Director ICAR-CIWA Dr S. K. Srivastava. In his speech he emphasized the importance of farm women in doubling the income through different enterprise like bee keeping, mushroom cultivation, backyard poultry etc. He pointed out that bee keeping is the women domain enterprise and advised them to establish their own bee farm and ICAR-CIWA will try to provide available inputs through Khadi Udyog and SC Sub-Plan scheme. The trainees expressed their views regarding the training programme and requested to the Director to extend their cooperation for entrepreneurship development. The Nodal officer Dr Charles Jeeva also expressed his thanks and gratitude to the trainees and also motivated them to establish enterprise for doubling the family income. The certificate was distributed to the trainees by the Director ICAR-CIWA. One of the trainees named Pranati Patra recited two poems regarding honey bee and corona virus   (Poem-1 , Poem-2) . The training was coordinated by Dr Jyoti Nayak, Dr Tania Seth, Geeta Saha and Subrat Das. The programme was ended with vote of thanks given by Dr Tania Seth, Co-coordinator.

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