A four day training from 25/5/2022 to 28 /5/2022 was conducted for 30 aspiring entrepreneurs, wherein they were exposed to demonstration on Neera Tapping, VCO, coconut vinegar, chips, lemonade, cookies, copra & desiccated coconut by the expert team of CIARI comprising of Dr. Jai Sankar,Dr.A.A.Waman and Dr. Pooja Kapoor.
Dr Jayakumara Varadan undertook pre & post evaluation which exhibited increase in the knowledge level of the trainees about the basics of coconut production and processing from 11% to 67%.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Eaknath B. Chakurkar, Director, CIARI in the presence of Deputy Director, Department of Industries . In the concluding day Director, CIARI as chief guest gave away certificates and impressed upon the trainees to decide the best avocations to start as business mode for which the team of CIARI will support in imparting the technical do how for skill development .
The programme was conceptualized and implemented by Master Trainer Dr. V. Damodaran along with Nodal Officer Dr. S.K. Zamir Ahmed under the plan & guidance of Dr. Eaknath B. Chakurkar, Director ICAR-CIARI .