Training programme with Nehru Yuva Kendra and Border Security Force
The KVKs of Bihar and Jharkhand were involved in this collaborative programme for providing training to the volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) as per local arrangements. The training programmes were specifically meant for empowering the youths with adequate knowledge and skill in agribased enterprises to make them self-employed. In such programmes seven KVKs of Jharkhand and eleven KVKs of Bihar were involved to train 948 number of volunteers which earned fund worth of Rs. 518331/- from district NYK. Three KVKs each from Bihar and Jharkhand provided training to 914 Border Security Force (BSF) persons on hi-tech agriculture, mushroom production, fruit cultivation, vermicompost production, animal husbandry and others. Moreover, the higher officials of BSF also interacted with KVKs on developmental activities in agriculture. These two programmes were initiated by the ICAR-Zonal Project Directorate, Zone II.