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SILC, Hebrew University, Palladium, state govt to train 2.80 lakh farmers
ST Correspondent | Tuesday, 10 January 2017 AT 12:53 PM IST
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As part of skill development in agricultural sector and to improving agricultural practices in India,  a memorandum of understanding (MoU)  was signed between the Hebrew University and Palladium Group,  Sakal International Learning Center (SILC) and state government's skill development department.

The Hebrew University and Palladium Group will provide Training of Mashav, an Israeli   system of agriculture to 2.80 lakh farmers to improve the productivity in agricultural sector.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, skill development minister Sambhaji Patil-Nilangekar and principal secretary Deepak Kapoor, chief of Palladium Group Barbara Stankhovika, director of SILC Dr. Apoorva Palkar, advisory director of Delivering Change Foundation (DCF) Bobby Nimbalkar and trustee of DCF Mahendra Pisal were present at the programme.

Farmer's in Israel are farming with technique and improved their productivity, the same should be introduced in India and their productivity also should be increased, it is a main aim of the MoU.

According to the MOU about 2.80 lakh farmers from state will get three days training. Especially farmers from Marathwada and Vidarbha regions will be involved in it. These trained farmers will train the other farmers in their respective region. The farmer's representative will be provided study material.

There will be a helpline to solve the farmers problem. Apart from thism   40,000 youths from farmers' family (son of farmers) will be given a two-month long training regarding agricultural field.

Barbara said that the farmer's will be given proper training which will help them to increase there productivity and profit too. "Knowledge about atmosphere of the region and seeds and fertilizers according to it as well as according to the soil will be given to the farmers. They also will be trained for water management, which will help them to make the profitable farming”' Barbara said.  

The program will be conducted under Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) and even it will help to find market for the farmers.

Nilangekar said at the occasion that the farmers' kids should have to learn the agricultural technique."We only discuss the advanced farming of developed country, if we have to develop it we have to accept the advanced technology. For that the program will implemented with the help of SILC," he said.

"Israel has a very difficult situation, but with the help of advance technology the farmers' of Israel has conquered the market across the globe. We also have to do profitable farming by using the advanced technology and agri-management," said Dr. Palkar.

SkillDevptDept & Sakal Intnl learning Centre sign MoU in presence of CM to enhance skilling capacity of youth with latest agri technologies.

Apart from Agriculture this MoU with SILC covers skilling in the fields like horticulture, dairy development & fisheries.
— @CMO Maharashtra

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