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NABARD launches Food Processing Skill Training at Anantnag

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30 Females to undergo one month fruit and vegetable processing training

ANANTNAG: NABARD has launched a 30 days Skill Development Programme (SDP) for 30 females from Kokernag sub-division of District Anantnag.

The programme was inaugurated by Deputy General Manager NABARD, Surinder Singh in presence of District Development Manager NABARD Rouf Zargar.

The training will focus on processing the fallen apple and vegetable towards the value addition such as juice, jelly, jam and pickle making.

Inaugurating the programme, DGM NABARD said that there is tremendous scope of apple and vegetable processing in Kashmir keeping in view the availability of raw material and rural females need to be provided training in this sector thus enabling them to set up small units based at their homes or through SHG mode.

The programme is supported by NABARD and implemented through the NGO Human Welfare Foundation by engaging master trainers and involving food processing experts from the Horticulture and Agriculture Department.

The training will equip these females with necessary skill required for creating food processing units at village level and their produce can easily be marketed through the FPOs promoted by NABARD in the area, informed District Development Manager NABARD Rouf Zargar.

He informed that the training shall comprise theory and practical part, and the same shall be held at Processing Farm of Horticulture Department Achabal.

Sub Divisional Officers from Agriculture and Horticulture Department, Project Coordinators of Human Welfare Foundation NGO were also present on the occasion.


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