Skill development, biodiversity linked farming to improve self-sufficiency: Subroto Bagchi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) Chairman Subroto Bagchi on Wednesday reviewed the situation in Chitrakonda and Malkangiri ITI centres.

Bagchi has expressed his concern about the state of affairs in Malkangiri ITI some years ago. But, he was all praise for Malkangiri, Chitrakonda and Mathili ITI as he visited these centres after five years.

Bagchi while reviewing the situation in Malkangiri district stressed on skill development activity with biodiversity linked agriculture. He reviewed the scenario in the district which could augur well with the introduction of biodiversity linked agriculture on 250 acres of land which can be improved in five years.

During the review meeting, Bagchi was all praise for the girl who after being trained in Malkangiri ITI has become self-sufficient by purchasing five sewing machines. She has provided employment opportunities to other girls also.

Principal Secretary, Agriculture, Sourav Garg and District Collector Dr Y Vijay were also present during the review meeting.