KVK's Innovative Programme to Empower Labour Force
By Express News Service | Published: 21st August 2014 06:00 AM |
KOCHI: In an attempt to overcome the labour shortage in the agriculture sector, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Ernakulam of CMFRI has initiated a programme, a series of three-day field training for women in the district.
KVK aims to popularise mechanisation and developing skilled labour force to operate and maintain agro-machinery as the only alternative to labour shortage, said a statement released. Skilled mechanisation task forces need to be developed at each panchayat and more specifically in wards and as part of this, training will be given to 10 selected Kudumbasree members from each block.
As a first, developing mechanised women task forces among Kudumbasree members in collaboration with the District Kudumbasree Mission has commenced at Edavanakkad from Tuesday. This is with the financial assistance offered by Mahila Kisan Sasaktikaran Pariyojana.
At this stage, KVK is giving training on mini tillers, weed cutters, augers to make pits, motorised sprayers and manually operated sprayers. Subject Matter Specialist KVK Pushparaj Anjelo would be coordinating the programme.
Exposure visit and interaction with existing women machinery operators will be done at Palakkad on October 28. The training programmes will be conducted at various centres in the district at Elamkunnappuzha (August 25-27), Chittattukara (September 2-4), Kadungalloor (September 10- 12 ), Chengamanadu (September 16-18), Kalady (September 22-24), Rayamangalam (September 25 -27 ), Kothamangalam ( October 29 to September1), Muvattupuzha( October 6-8), Piravom (October 9-11), Edakkattuvayal (October 13-15), Puthencruz (October 16-18), Vazhakkulam (October 20-22) and Kumbalanghi (October 23-25).