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A one day in-service training course on 5.04.2024  the “Cultivation Technologies for Millets” was organized by the Skill Development Centre, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), under the aegis of Directorate of Extension Education. A total of 13Agriculture Development Officers, Agriculture Extension Officers, Agriculture Sub Inspectors, District Extension Specialists and scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendras attended this training.

Dr Rupinder Kaur, Associate Director (Skill Development), while welcoming the participants, highlighted that millets are the superfoods and these grains need to be cultivated in the state for nutritional security.

Dr Prerna Kapila, Course Coordinator, threw light on various aspects of the course.

Dr Amit Kaul, Extension Scientist (Agronomy), discussed the importance of minor millets and its production technologies, while Dr Ruchika Bhardwaj, Millet Breeder, explained different varieties of sorghum and bajra.

Dr Maninder Kaur, Agronomist (Forage), focused on the cultivation of sorghum and bajra for healthier life and environment, whereas Dr Gurveer Kaur, Scientist, discussed various techniques for processing of millets.

Dr Arshdeep Singh, Extension Specialist (Food Technology), talked about value addition to millets. An exposure visit to Food Industry Business Incubation Center at PAU was also organized for the trainees.

Mrs Kuldeep Kaur encouraged the trainees to participate in various trainings programs organized by Skill Development Centre. Later, she proposed a vote of thanks.

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