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Farmer training

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In order to provide latest training to the farmers in Jammu and Kashmir, the government is trying to provide the training at its various training centers.

In a recent review meeting, the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department has asked the concerned that training-related videos so that more farmers can be educated in the easiest manner.

The videos should be made by February ending and be posted on a dedicated YouTube channel. One committee for each course will be formed with constituent members from IIM, SKUAST and respective departments.

The Skill Development programs are planned to begin with an Orientation stage, where line departments, under the supervision of technical working groups/KVKs of SKUAST-J/K, will provide training.

The content will be in local vernacular languages only to ensure that the farmers can understand and benefit from the training.

In the Skilling stage, the content will be co-developed by SKUAST, Line departments and guidance can be sought from IIM-Jammu, NSDC and ASCI. The content will be in the form of e-Content, and will make use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) with a focus on AV medium.

In the last stage, Enterprise Incubation will involve hand holding in setting up of enterprise and marketing linkages for self-sustaining enterprises. IIM-Jammu will help in developing a self-sustaining business enterprise/model, providing guidance and support for farmers to establish and grow their own businesses.

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