30th September, 2021, Odisha
The ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha organized the Training Programme on “Farm Mechanization for Women Empowerment under the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan Programme” in the Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav adopted Village of Sankilo under Cuttack District, Odisha today.
Earlier, in her welcome address, Dr. Lipi Das, Nodal Officer, Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Programme and Principal Scientist (Agricultural Extension), ICAR apprised the farm women about the importance of farm mechanization for promoting women empowerment in Agriculture. The use of the different women-friendly farm tools and equipments in rice, pulse and vegetable farming to improve the work efficiency, work output and decrease in drudgery and health hazards of farm women was also underlined by Dr. Das.
The participants were demonstrated and distributed with the different women-friendly farm tools and equipments, viz., Seed Treatment Drum, Mandwa Weeder, Cono Weeder, Rice Transplanter (2/3 Row), Improved Sickle, Pedal Operated Thresher, Hand Winnower (Fan Model), Paddy Parboiling Unit, Rice-Husk Combustor, Battery Operated Sprayer, Axe, Rose Can and Bill Hook, etc., during the occasion.
The training programme organized as a part of the “Bharat Ka Amrut Mahotsav” to commemorate 75 Years of India’s Independence registered participation by 100 participants including Scientists, Staff Members of Institute, Farm Women, Farmers, Personnel from State Line Department and NGOs.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha)