Tamil Nadu Agricultural University will conduct four agripreneurship programmes of 15 days duration in Coimbatore, Madurai, and Tiruchi, respectively.
The programmes will be conducted free with financial support from the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of Tamil Nadu.
Two batches of this programme will be held at the Directorate of Extension Education, Coimbatore, from January 6 to 20, 2014.
One will be conducted at the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, and another at the Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women, Tiruchi, from January 6.
Topics such as seed production, processing and nursery, biofertilizers, biological control agents, mushroom production, bee keeping, farm implements and gadgets will be covered in the training programme.Value addition technologies, micro-irrigation, green house technology, etc., besides entrepreneurship skills are the other areas that will be covered.
The eligibility to apply for the training is a diploma / degree. Viable projects submitted by entrepreneurs trained in this programme will be linked to District Industries Centre and the banks for availing appropriate loan and subsidy. Those interested, can contact Head, Training Division, Directorate of Extension Education, Coimbatore, on 0422-6611520 / the Dean, Madurai on 04252-2422985 / the Special Officer, Tiruchi on 0431-2918033.