Nimbudera, 12th July: ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIARI), North & Middle Andaman organised “live telecast of Hon’ble Prime Minister interaction with member of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Women group of entire country” at Rampur village of N&M Andaman on 12th July 2018. During the programme Hon’ble PM emphasized the role of women in nation building together with their significant role in nurturing the SHGs in improving family income. He also highlighted that the country’s agriculture sector and dairy sector can’t be imagined without contribution of women. In the programme he had informed that as part of Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana, special focus is being accorded to skill development among youths and young people who will be trained to be self-reliant so that they can live according to their will. Besides that achievements of government through different schemes were also explained during the programme as telecasted by the Doordarshan news channel. The programme was viewed by 41 farm women from three self help groups along with Pramukh, Mayabunder, Pradhan, Up-Pradhan, Members, Rampur Gram Panchayat. In the programme Smt. Nachiamma urged the participants to take advantage of different government schemes for the benefits of SHGs and appreciated KVK for organizing such programme in very remote villages. Smt Naw Saviah and Smt. Mustari Begum motivated the members to act swiftly in improving activities of SHGs for higher income. Dr. B.L. Kasinath, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK spoke about the scope for increasing family income through SHGs and thanked PRIs and others for their active participation in the programme. The programme was organised with active participation of Dr. B. L. Meena, Dr. Shailesh Kumar, Dr. Shardul Vikram Lal and Mr. Prasant Pradhan under supervision and guidance of Mr. B. L. Kasinath and Dr. A. Kundu, Director, CIARI, Port Blair.
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