Another batch of women successfully completed a training on ‘Value Addition in Fresh and Dry Flowers for Commercial Venture’ at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University recently.

As many as 30 women underwent the 25-day free training, held under the aegis of the Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of Government of Tamil Nadu.

The Department of Floriculture and Landscaping of the university organised the training, which included theory and practical sessions, and also sessions on managerial skills, marketing, financial management, preparation of project reports and so on.

Apart from homemakers, professionals who were looking for a change in job profile attended the training. They were taught many products such as making pencil stands, photo frames, greeting cards, flower vase, potpourri, wall hangers, bouquets, fresh flower and bamboo arrangements, etc.

A training manual, ‘Commercial Production of Seeds and Planting Materials of Flowers and Ornamental Crops’ was released and given to all the participants.

Participants, displayed the value added products they had made during the training and the best three makers from among them – M. Kanjana, R. Nirubha, and N. Mahalakshmi, were given the first, second and third prizes respectively.

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