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Ministry of Agriculture & Ministry of Skill Development Signed MoU Details, Purpose



Ministry of Agriculture & Ministry of Skill Development Signed MoU Details, Features, Purpose, About

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 20th March 2018 in New Delhi,

The MoU was signed with an aim to conduct skill development training programmes for agriculture and allied sector. These skill development training programmes will be conducted at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs).

The MoU will help to enhance cooperation between both the ministries and will help to facilitate PM Narendra Modi’s dream of “Kaushal Bharat-Kushal Bharat”.

The MoU will also help to boost agricultural productivity, post-harvest management and fair prices to the farmers for their produce, lower risk in agriculture and strengthen and develop other aspects of farmers & income such as horticulture, animal husbandry, beekeeping, dairying, fisheries etc.

In 2017-18, 94 training institutes have organized 116 skill development training programmes and imparted training to 2320 youths. A provision of Rs 2 crore has been made for conducting skill training programmes in 2017-18 which is proposed to be increased to Rs 17 crore in 2018-19.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)

KVK is a project of ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) for testing and transfer of Agricultural technologies at the grassroots level.

At present, there are 668 KVKs, out of which 458 are under Central Agricultural University (CAU) and State Agricultural Universities (SAU), 55 under ICAR Institutes, 35 under State Governments, 100 under NGOs, and remaining 17 under other educational institutions.


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