Skill training in village industries will be offered at Gandhi Niketan Ashram, Dr. J.C. Kumarappa Institute of Rural Technology and Development, an institutional training centre of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) at T. Kallupatti in the district from May 5.

Six-month training in footwear and leather goods manufacturing, five-month training in tailoring and embroidery, four-month training in servicing of electronics and electrical appliances, three-month training in welding (arc and gas), fancy leather and rexin goods making, motor winding, two-month training in two-wheeler mechanism, toilet and laundry soap making, handmade paper conversion (notebooks, file, cover, carry bags, etc,.), fruit and vegetable processing, one-week training in book binding, jam, squash and pickle making, and four-day training in preparing bio-manure and vermi-compost are offered.


According to Principal R. Rajendran, men and women with a pass in Standard VIII / X and aged between 10 and 45 years are eligible for admission. Free hostel accommodation will be provided to outstation candidates.

Interested persons should send the applications with their details along with photocopies of certificates, passport-size photograph and a self- addressed envelope affixed with a Rs.5 stamp to the following address at the earliest and come to join training on May 5:

The Principal, Dr. J.C. Kumarappa Institute of Rural Technology and Development, Gandhiniketan Ashram, T. Kallupatti, Madurai 625 702. Telephone: 04549 272 365. e-mail:, a press release said.

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