A Model Training Course on “Natural Resins and Gums: Agribusiness Modules for Skill and Entrepreneurship Development” (2- 9 September, 2016) was inaugurated at ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums, Ranchi on 2nd Sept, 2016. The traning is sponsored by Directorate of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, GOI, New Delhi.
Dr H Sinha, Professor of Rural Management & Head of the Department of Research and Planning, Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Chief Guest of the event emphasized that production, processing, value addition and product development of NRG sector need to be addressed for sustainable development. He said recently designed minimum support price mechanism for minor forest products including lac and karaya gum may play important role in safeguarding the households in tribal areas against the price fluctuation. He complimented the efforts of ICAR-IINRG for organizing training programme on Agribusiness Modules for Skill & Entrepreneurs Development.
Dr N Prasad, Director, ICAR-IINRG, Ranchi, in his address briefed about the achievements of the institute and further scope of NRG sector for livelihood security and earning foreign exchange.
23 participants from various institutes, officials from State Forest departments, Cooperative federations and Agricultural Departments from Jharkhand (11), Chhattisgarh (3), Assam (2), Tamil Nadu (1), Madhya Pradesh (1), Arunachal Pradesh (1), Nagaland (1), Mizoram (1), Delhi (1) and Bihar (1).
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums, Ranchi)