Training Schedule

Tea Cultivation :

One day on campus training programme on ‘New Planting in Tea’

Agricultural Engineering:
One day on campus training programme on ‘Tea Tasting’

Horticulture:
One day on campus training programme on ‘Exotic Vegetable cultivation’

Home Science:
One month on campus training programme on ‘Wool Knitting’

Soil Science & Plant Protection:
One day on campus training programme on ‘Organic farming’

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Home Science

 

Woolen knitting training
Woollen garments are one of the basic necessity of the people during winter. Rural women are practicing hand-knitted woollen garments but inorder to improve their skills in machine knitting training is given to them for nearly two months with course completion certificate and stipend.

 

Syllabus

    1. Knitting machine – parts and operation of the knitting machine
    2. Borders: - Hand knitting and machine knitting
    3. Patterns : - Hand knitting and machine knitting
    4. Button holes
    5. Scarps
    6. Babysets
    7. Cholie
    8. Sleeves sweaters – Boys, girls
    9. Full sleeve sweaters – Boys, girls, gents, ladies.

 

Women  Entrepreneurship Development programme

Entrepreneurship Development is a quick and tested route to establishment of small enterprise both in manufacturing and service sectors.  To promote women entrepreneurs and for the establishment of their own enterprises one day orientation programme is organized at UPASI-KVK campus with the support of Bank managers and other agencies and officials for linkage with bank and to stabilize their business.

 

Celebration of women in Agriculture Day
December 4th of every year since 1989, is celebrated as women in Agriculture Day, in which the vital role of women in the development of farm and home are  highlighted.  Awareness on different aspects like nutrition garden, wool knitting, mushroom cultivation and marketing of home-made produce are given importance.

 

Nutrition

Proper nutrition is the foundation for good health and happy living.  As health includes both physical and mental well being and not merely the absence of disease.     Health is related to the food consumed to maintain good health, consuming  a diet  containing apt nutrients   is essential.  A balanced diet is one   which contains different types of food in such quantities and proportions so that the need for calories, proteins, fats, minerals and vitamin is adequately met.  To ensure proper food habits among the rural people knowledge sessions on nutrients supplied by different categories of foods commonly consumed , proper cooking methods,  food requirements  for various age groups, diet related metabolic disorders like diabetic mellitus, hyper tension, cardio vascular disorders immunization, supplementary / weaning food preparation.  Food preservation methods its technologies, post harvest management , value addition in fruits and vegetables and home baking is been inculcated in the program.

 

Income generating Activities

Income is deemed to originate in the territory on which the income generating economic activities takes place.  The development in terms of economy among women could be brought in the rural families only by  household industries.  The women  below the poverty line are motivated and made to realize that they have means and ways of improving their economic status that would facilitate the betterment of health, nutrition, housing, living conditions and other social upliftments.  This activity includes:

  1. Preparation of candle and agarbathi making
  2. Pickle and squash preparation
  3. Different recipes  preparation to start canteen at home
  4. Hand and machine embroidery on sarees and garments
  5. Preparation of various masala powders and ready to mix

 

Demonstration units

Mushroom unit

Mushroom belongs to a group of  plant kingdom known as fungi.  The use of mushroom as food is as old as human civilization while  some are non-edible and few are mild to deadly poisonous too.  This was the main reason that mushroom could not be accepted universally for a long time.  Though there are about 2000 edible mushroom species only 20 are under cultivation and 3-4 species share major part of the world production which is about one million tones per year.

Mushroom are more popular for their flavour and delicacy.  Mushroom is rich source of protein and vitamins – provides  good  quantity of riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and biotin.  Good source of folic acid – well known as blood  building vitamin and useful to treat anemic condition

Mushroom demonstration unit is carried out to motivate better food consumption pattern and as an income generating activity among the women.  Different value added products based on mushroom are also demonstrated.