Tezpur: Defence Research Laboratory , DRDO, Tezpur organised a workshop on “Use of Innovative Technology for Value addition in Local Resources” on February 13, 2021 at Tippi Village, Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh.
The purpose of the workshop was for imparting skill development and training on Banana Fiber generation to Tippi Villagers located in Bhalukpong, West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. The programme was aimed to enable the farmers of Tippi Village to generate income and enhance livelihood by selling Banana fibres and handicraft items made out of it.
Dr Sanjai K Dwivedi, Director, DRL, Tezpur highlighted the importance of skill development of farmers and the use of innovative technologies for value addition in local resources and to generate income. Shri LakhumanSekang, Chairperson of Tippi Village and various State Officials of Bhalukpong delivered the lectures on the importance of skill development of farmers for enhancing their livelihood.
Demonstration and training on Banana fibre generation, Oyster Mushroom cultivation and Vermicomposting were given to 65 farmers of Tippi Village present in the Workshop. Various other products of DRL was also exhibited during the Workshop. For producing quality banana fibres, using fibre extractor machine, awards were distributed to farmers. Valuable suggestions and feedback delivered by farmers were also deliberated in the Workshop.