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PAMETI skill trained rural youth for starting their own Dairy Business

    Punjab Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) organized a skill training programme for rural youth titled “Commercial Dairy Farming” in association with Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana from 09-14 May, 2022 at its campus.

    The programme was sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India under the scheme Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY). It was conducted under the guidance of National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad. The training course was attended by 15 rural youth from different districts of the State.

    Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) is aimed at imparting skill-based training to rural youth on agri-based vocational areas in agriculture and allied areas to promote employment in rural areas. With this objective, the said training was organized so that the participants can develop their skills in dairy farming. The course was not only focused on imparting technical knowhow of the production aspects but also included sessions covering value addition and marketing.

    During the training, various experts from GADVASU imparted practical knowledge to the trainees about different aspects of dairy farming like breeding, feeding, housing, disease management, calf management etc. Exposure visit to GADVASU Dairy Farm was also conducted as part of the programmes. Practical sessions on value addition in milk and milk products were also organized. Trainings concluded with the feedback from the participants who thanked the organizers for giving them such practical training and expressed their immense interest in starting own ventures.

PAMETI organized Training on "Waste Management Strategies in Agri. and Allied Sectors"

    Four days training programme titled, " Waste Management Strategies in Agricultural and Allied Sectors " was organised by Extension Education Institute EEI, Nilokheri, A Regional institute under DAC FW at PAMETI, Ludhiana from 10 to 13 th May, 2022.The training was attended by 31 extension officials from SAMETIs , SAUs, and Allied Departments.

    During the inauguration session, DR H S Dhaliwal, Director PAMETI explained the importance of waste management at individual and at farm level so there is a need for the farmers to understand the various options for managing farm waste insite and ex situ for conservation of water quality, soil health and environment for sustainability of agriculture.

    Dr S S Walia explained recycling processes of waste material in the Integrated Farming System project being run in PAU. Scientists from the Dept of Renewable energy explained how to do composting at household level and how bio gas plants can be set up by dairy units. A visit was organized to the research hall of Dept of FM and PE, PAU, to see the various machinery used in CRM.

    DR Nasib Singh, Regional Director and Dr Jasvinder Kaur from EEI, Nilokheri thanked the participants for their patience and appealed to the participants to make as many farmers as possible about the various waste management strategies that were taught in the training.

PAMETI imparted skills on Urban Agriculture

    Punjab Agricultural Management& Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) has organized six-day training program under Skill training for Rural Youth (STRY) Scheme entitled “Urban Agriculture” from 18–23 April 2022. The training program was attended by 15 trainees from different places.

    Ms. Vandana, Deputy Director-IT, PAMETI explained the course content to the participants and informed about the role and importance of urban agriculture which ease the access of quality & economic food to urban residents. Experts from PAMETI & Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana explained various topics like Yearly Planning of flowers for household, Landscaping, Farm & Household Waste Management, Use of Bio-Products & Bio-stimulants and Yearlong regular supply of fruits in home to the participants. Practical skills of preparing and up keeping of lawns were also described to the trainees. Dr BS Lakhewali demonstrated a model on Urban Agriculture in PAMETI.

    The trainees also visited Integrated Farm System, Solar and Bio gas Plant, Bio-Control and Bio- Fertilizer Lab, Mushroom & Bee Farm and Roof Top Gardening & Hydroponics Projects in PAU. They interacted with experts interestingly and expanded their knowledge. The training was concluded with the feedback from the participants and they were inspired by the training course and said that such trainings will help them in starting new venture such as nursery raising, floriculture and medicinal garden, Integrated Farming System etc. getting self-employed.

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