KVK-CIARI, South Andaman Organizes Exposure Visit for Students

Port Blair, Oct 28: Exposure visit for teacher trainees of U.G. Ed. III year students from Tagore Govt. College of Education was organized by The ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, South Andaman, on 27th Oct 2022 at KVK, Sippighat. As part of the curriculum field visit was organized with the objective to create awareness among students regarding various activities of KVK and also to discuss in detail different sustainable income generating opportunities available for the youth of Andaman. The students were exposed to demonstration units at KVK like kitchen garden, vermicompost unit, mushroom spawn production unit, organic mushroom cultivation, beekeeping, various value-added products of locally available fruits, fishpond, hatchery unit etc. Dr B.K Nanda, SMS (Agriculture Engg) welcome the gathering and explained in detail about the roles and responsibilities of KVK. Dr N. Bommayasamy, SMS (Agronomy) delivered a lecture on the “Economic importance of Apiculture”. Dr Pooja Kapoor, SMS (Home Sc) discussed about “Value Addition in locally available fruits and vegetables for enterprise development”. Dr.Nitu Sindhu, Woman Scientist (DST) highlighted about “Tissue culture technology for spawn production and mushroom cultivation”. A total of 102 students and six staff members participated and benefited from the programme. The programme was organized under the guidance and supervision of Dr Eaknath B. Chakurkar, Director CIARI, Port Blair and Dr. Y. Ramakrishna, Pr. Scientist & Head, KVK.

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