Port Blair, Oct. 12:  The 5-day long bamboo making training for the members of SHGs formed under DAY-NULM concluded on 10th October 2020. The training programme was conducted by Port Blair Municipal Council in collaboration with ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, CIARI at Sippighat .

Dr. B.A. Jerard, Director CIARI graced the occasion as Chief Guest while DR. L.B.Singh Senior Scientist, Dr. Harapriya Nayak , Subject Matter Specialist (SMS) and Sh. Muthu Kumar, Project Officer, (PBMC) graced the occasion.

Dr..Jerard distributed certificates to all participants and wished them to convert the learning into realistic goals as there is a prospective of eco- friendly products in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The Senior Scientist elaborated about the role of KVK – CIARI in urban areas and spoken about all possible assistances that can be spare for SHGs of urban areas and also lauded that the bamboo straw technology developed by ICAR-KVK is the best substitute in lieu of plastic straw

On the occasion, the Project Officer PBMC presented the key note of Secretary, PBMC (Mission Director DAY-NULM) before the participants and assured to extend all possible assistance to the SHG members in marketing their products and handholding the SHGs to uplift them on the economic ladder.