A month long training on operation and maintenance of power tiller conducted at Paro, Samteling and Khangma offices of the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) concludes on November 1. There were nine, 15 and 20 participants in Paro, Samteling and Khangma respectively who were nominated from Dzongkhags to support as operators in the geog.
During the first batch, 44 operators were trained and certified. The training included road and field operations, attachment of implements, trouble shooting and maintenance, traffic awareness by road safety and traffic officials. The second batch of training shall commence from second week of November. In addition to training, the participants are supported with a stipend of Nu.1200, public transport allowance and free accommodation at respective offices.
Further, one week block training concluded for the College of Natural Resources (CNR) students on Farm Machinery on October 28 at AMC, Paro. Forty students learnt power tiller trouble shootings and maintenance, post harvest machines operations, electrical and motor connections. However, AMC have requested CNR to formalise such training which is indeed very useful for students.
Submitted by Kinga Norbu, AMC
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