New Delhi: Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana (PDDUUKSY) was launched to develop human resource in organic farming, natural farming and cow based economy for environmental sustenance and soil health. It was started with establishment of 100 centres.  Under this scheme, 108 training programmes were organized for the awareness of the farmers during the period of operation.

Training programmes were organized for the farmers under PDDUUKSY in the field of organic farming, natural farming and other related latest technologies. This has brought awareness about organic and natural farming. As organic and naturally raised commodities/ produce fetch more price, therefore, it is a step towards doubling their earnings.

Agricultural Education Division, under its three year action plan provided need based support in critical areas to Agricultural Universities for strengthening and quality assurance of higher agricultural education in the country.

As a part of the undergraduate curriculum in agricultural university, each undergraduate student in agriculture has to opt for the Student READY (Rural Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana) programme, which aims to provide rural entrepreneurship awareness to them during final year of their study.

The undergraduate students provide support for the livelihood improvement of small and marginal farmers in terms of providing information about facilities extended by the government, scientific and technical knowhow, selection of crops, marketing of their produce.

(EW News)