The KVK Ri-Bhoi has successfully trained twenty youths and farmers from Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya on skill development qualification pack “Floriculturist – Protected Cultivation”. The flagship programme of the Prime Minister of India under Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) was started on 22nd February, 2017 and the final assessment was done by independent assessor on 22nd March, 2017. During this month long training progarmme, common norms of ASCI was properly followed for 200 hours with approved training schedule. Training was done on three modules viz. theory, practical and assessment. Under theory and practical detailed techniques of site selection, methods of construction of polyhouse, land preparation, planting, soil health management, nutrient management, plant protection, harvesting, post harvest management, marketing, record keeping and SHG mobilization were thoroughly discussed. During the course of the programme, practical demonstrations were conducted and exposure visits to reputed farms were undertaken. The training programme ended with assessment of trainees and subsequently the qualified trainees will be awarded with certificates in due course of time by ASCI. The post training placement monitoring is under progress through Dr. Utpal Barua, SMS Horticulture of the KVK Ri-Bhoi, Chief Trainer of the programme.

Inauguration of the programme by Dr. S.V. Ngachan Director, ICAR NEH, Umiam, Meghalaya
Training of QP Floriculturist – Protected cultivation in progress
Practical demonstrations
Exposure visit to Dewlieh Horticulture farm
Assessment of trainees in progress
Participants of the skill training programme