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Training program on agricultural machinery concludes successfully at KVK, Kokrajhar

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GOSSAIGAON, Aug 31: A comprehensive three-day training program focusing on portable rice mills (tractor operated), dry grinding machines, solar bubble dryers, super bags, and grain moisture meters has successfully concluded at KVK, Kokrajhar under the APART project. The training, which commenced on August 28, wrapped up on Wednesday, witnessing active participation from 28 enthusiastic attendees.

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The training initiative commenced with a warm welcome address by Sunil Pator, project associate of APART at KVK, Kokrajhar. Dr Sunil Kr Paul, head of KVK, Kokrajhar, provided an overview of the training program’s objectives.

Akhoy Jyoti Bharadwaj, junior researcher at IRRI, initiated the training with a pre-evaluation test to gauge participants’ existing knowledge regarding the featured agricultural machinery. Subsequently, Vipin Kumar, associate scientist in Agronomy at IRRI, conducted an in-depth theoretical session about super bags, moisture meters, dry grinding machines, and more.

Practical sessions were conducted as well, including demonstrations of super bags and moisture meters by Akhoy Jyoti Bharadwaj, followed by a detailed demonstration on dry grinding by PK Mahapatra, RT at IRRI.

The second day of the program featured Akhoy Jyoti Bharadwaj’s theory and practical session on portable rice mills, followed by Dharmendra Das explaining the intricacies of the tractor-operated portable rice mill machine.

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The final day saw Vipin Kumar leading a theoretical and practical session on solar bubble dryers, providing participants with hands-on experience and guidance. The participants expressed high levels of satisfaction, motivation, and encouragement towards adopting these modern agricultural machinery tools.

As the program concluded, a post-evaluation test was conducted to assess the participants’ knowledge acquired during both theory and practical sessions. Narzina Parbin, assistant project scientist of APART, extended a vote of thanks.

Throughout the three-day training program, Dr Sunil Kr Paul, head of KVK, Kokrajhar, Porrna Sarmah, SMS of Community Science, Vipin Kumar, associate scientist in Agronomy at IRRI, Akhoy Jyoti Bharadwaj, junior researcher at IRRI, PK Mahapatra, RT at IRRI, and Gopal Ch Roy, RT at APART, actively participated and contributed to the enriching experience.

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