Guwahati: To imparting skill development and training on Banana Fiber generation to Tippi Villagers, Defence Research Laboratory, DRDO, Tezpur organised a Workshop on “Use of Innovative Technology for Value addition in Local Resources” on Saturday.
The workshop was conducted at Tippi Village, Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh. The programme was aimed to enable the farmers of Tippi Village to generate income and enhance livelihood by selling of Banana fibers and handicraft items made out of it.
Dr Sanjai K Dwivedi, Director, DRL, Tezpur highlighted the importance of skill development of farmers and use of innovative technologies for value addition in local resources and to generate income.
Lakhuman Sekang, Chairperson of Tippi Village and various State Officials of Bhalukpong delivered the lectures on the importance of skill development of farmers for enhancing their livelihood.
Demonstration and training on Banana fiber generation,Oyster Mushroom cultivation and Vermicomposting were given to 65 farmers of Tippi Village present in the Workshop. Various other products of DRL were also exhibited during the Workshop.
For producing quality banana fibers, using fiber extractor machine, awards were distributed to farmers. Valuable suggestions and feedback delivered by farmers was also deliberated in the Workshop.