Think out-of-box solution to the growing menace of unemployment: ADC Bandipora

ADC Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir inaugurated 10-day training program for bee-keeping  at RSETI Bagh 

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BANDIPORA, DECEMBER 03: The Department of Agriculture on Monday organised a training program in collaboration with Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI)  for the youths of the district about the bee-keeping with an aim to introduce apiculture as an income generation sector for the unemployed youths of the district.

          Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir inaugurated the training program and interacted with the participants.
          Speaking on the occasion, ADC Bandipora urged the youth to think out of the box solution to the growing menace of unemployment. He suggested that apiculture can be good source of income generation as a large number of unemployed youth of valley can easily manage their day to day requirements by involving themselves in this business.

          He said apiculture has a better potential of income and employment generation. He said  bee-keeping shall ensure a good quality of honey to export as it is in good demand from the other states as the bees collect nectar from a wide variety of plants particularly from the medicinal plants of the valley.

          During the 10-day training program, the participants  shall be imparted training by experts of Agriculture Department with regard to modern techniques of bee-keeping , Honey processing, disease Management of the bee-colonies so as to endure them to venture in the trade of earning livelihood.

          Officials said the participants are the educated unemployed youths from various parts of the district and during the training they shall be imparted financial literacy knowledge by the bank officers in order to make them aware about the credit flow schemes available to them for expansion of their activity.

Chief Agriculture Officer Mohammad Qasim Gaani, asked the participants to come forward and avail the benefit of different schemes available under various central or state funding for generating employment opportunities for themselves and others as well.

          Director RSETI, Ghulam Mohammad Reshi  assured the participants that  they shall be always available for the hand holding  even after the training and shall track them for their linkage with other  departments and financial institutions 

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