ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, Uttarakhand has organized one-month training program (200 working hours) on “Micro Irrigation Technician” for twenty farmers/students from 27th December 2018 to 25th January 2019. The program was sponsored by National Skill Development Corporation under the Skill India Program of Government of India.
The main aim of the training was to create awareness about water resource and identify/familiarize candidates with components of micro-irrigation system, equipments, design, layout, installation of micro-irrigation system at field level, care and maintenance. The training also focused on water management demonstration and hands on activities. The assessment of candidates was done by external examiner appointed through committee members of Agricultural Skill Council of India New Delhi. Dr. Jitendra Kumar and Er. D.C. Mishra, were the Course Coordinators of training programme. On completion of training programme, the certificates were distributed to the participants in the presence Director, ICAR-VPKAS, Almora.