Based on the request of the community resource person of the SHG’s groups an “Exposure visit on technological intervention for SHG’s at Regional Station, ICAR- CIARI, Minicoy, Lakshadweep” was conducted on 24/03/2022for the members hailing from 11 villages.
At the outset feedback was taken on the visit to RS Minicoy. there after the groups were informed on the technological options namely mini-incubator, coconut varieties, GMP in coconut, fodder, chilly, drumstick cultivation under coconut as inter crop.
The highlight of the programme was practical demonstration on coconut climbing device which was later used by two active women for climbing the coconut tree. They were also exposed to Laccadive mini micro coconut tree and its nuts. In the concluding remarks the group were sensitized to start a start-up on fish mart as there is no centralized fish selling outlet at Minicoy. A total of 32 women participated.
The scientific team comprising of Dr. S.K Zamir Ahmed, Dr. A.K.O Ratheesh, Dr. Gladston Y. and Mrs. Ajina S.M., along with Mr. Shareefuddeen Hassan (T3) conducted the programme as convenors under the Chairmanship of Dr. E. B. Chakurkar, Director ICAR- CIARI