Skill Development Program – Viable Agriculture

Efforts for making agriculture viable

Located about 36kms from mandal headquarters, Rallagadda village is 15kms away from Chintapalli. With kutcha and uneven roads, the path that leads here has huge stones, and can only be accessed by jeeps. Located atop a hill, the village perhaps earns its name from the many rocks and boulders here. While amenities like mobile connectivity are absent here, there is plenty of enthusiasm amongst the trainees.

Inauguration

On 14th November 2018, Bhagavatula Charitable Trust in collaboration with AP State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) initiated a month long training course in ‘Vermi-compost Production’ at this tribal village of Gudem KothhaVeedi Mandal.

The main objective of this course is to enhance livelihoods from farm income of the tribal youth through cultivating and using Vermi-compost. This will help to bring improvement in the practices followed in cultivation, and will also reduce the expenditure on inputs. 30 people registered themselves from three villages for the program.

For the inaugural session, Sri B. Srihari Rao, Soil Science Scientist, BCT-KVK, Sri Mohan Krishna, Trainer, Mrs. V.C. Aliveni, Director, Mani Amma Chaitanya Sravanth, Sri N. Somayajulu, Central Coordinator, BCT, Sri K. Srinivasa Rao, Associate Coordinator, BCT, took part along with the trainees.