A State-level training programme on agriculture machine operation for Scheduled cast and Scheduled Tribe youths began at the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation here on Wednesday.
The 21-day programme, being organised by the Foundation with the support of the Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment and the Department of Science and Technology, aims to train the youths to operate modern agricultural implements and repair it.
A. Raji, Principal Agriculture Officer in charge, Wayanad, inaugurated the programme. As many as 35 selected youths from across the State are attending the programme. They are being trained in operating power tiller, tractor, coconut de-husking machines, coconut and areca nut climbers, earth augers, and weed cutters.