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Khadi commission to impart special training to farmers

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will hold special training for farmers in drought prone areas in Maharashtra, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to farmers to take up allied jobs along with agriculture activities.

KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that the training will be imparted through KVIC’s Departmental Training Centres at Nasik and Dahanu from April 15. The aim will be to equip farmers with alternate sources of income and reduce their dependency on agriculture activities, considering natural calamities, imbalances and drought situation. 

Food and vegetable processing, bakery training, agarbatti and candle making, spices processing, edible oil extraction, welding, carpentry and black smith training will be among the training programmes, which will run for 15-30 days.

Bankers will participate on the last day of the training programme to provide assistance to the farmers. 
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