Skilling for Rural Development
Agriculture along with fisheries and forestry is one of the largest contributors to the GDP thereby Rural India has a major role to play in writing the success story of tomorrow's India. The Indian Merchant's Chamber (IMC) conducted a seminar focused on 'Skilling for Rural Development and Creating Livelihood' on 25th Oct 2016 in Mumbai. Dr. Farida Virani, HOD & Professor - HR & Behavioural Science with MET Institute of Management was one of the Speakers and the Master of Ceremony for the seminar. MET management students with 'farming' as family business attended the seminar to augment their knowledge about how farming can be a sustainable and profitable business. Some of the other eminent panelists and speakers were Mr. Deepak Kapoor, Principal Secretary, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Department, Government of Maharashtra., Mr. Anil Ruia, Chairman, IMC Agri-business, Food Processing & Commodities Committee & Managing Director, The Kolhapur Sugar Mills Ltd, Mr. Amar Vaid, Vice President and Head – Fruits & Vegetables Business, Reliance Retail and Ms. Nicola Monteiro, Director, Integrated Rural Development Programme, Yuva Parivartan. At this event Mr. Vilas Shinde the Founder & Chairman and his team discussed - Shayadri Farms – 'A Real Case Study on Transformation of Livelihood by Skill Development among Marginal Farmers'.