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Terrace Garden Mushroom Culture and Bee Keeping

Programme on “Terrace Garden Mushroom Culture and Bee Keeping” was organised at ICM (NCCT, Min. Of Agri & Farmer’s Welfare) between 19th and 21s March 2018 for the SC/ST women members of SHGs promoted by DCCBs and PACs. Mr.G.Suresh Director inaugurated the training by describing the role of ICM in Women Empowerment through financial independence. Twenty-five numbers of Women participated in the training in which Practical training given on API culture, Mushroom farming, and Terrace Garden to the enthusiastic participants. Eminent Agripreneurs like Ms.S.Josephin of VIBIS Natural Bee Farm, Er.Ramamurthy Agri Consultant, and Mr.Anand & Mr.Arun Pandi of Johnvear Mushroom Farm handled theoretical and practical sessions along with the Programme Coordinator Shri.K.Sathiakumar Sam Michael, Dy. Director. Participants played their part effectively throughout the training and expressed their eagerness to start their own venture in the topics covered. Dr.R.Gopal Samy Dy.Director sourced Terrace Garden Kits from Department of Horticulture, Govt of Tamil Nadu. Dr.S.Darmaraj, Faculty played a crucial role along with Mrs. Sethurani LDC in mobilising women from various SHGs. Programmed ended with thanks to the Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Chennai and to Regional JRs, MDs and General Managers of DCCBs for the support extended.