NABARD Partners with Tiruchi Agri-Business Forum to Provide Food Processing Training
Tiruchi, June 29 (KNN) A Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) was organized by NABARD in collaboration with the Tiruchi Agri-Business Incubation Forum (TABIF) in Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu.
The 15-day livelihoods program provided training to 30 transpeople on the food processing sector. The training ended on Tuesday.
Some of the main business proposals conceptualized during the program were the opening of a “trans kitchen” a joint sewing center, a meat shop and the breeding of dairy animals in Tiruchi.
The program was funded by the Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute (EDII-TN) and the Agricultural College of Research Institute (ADAC&RI).
Speaking at the closing ceremony, collector Mr Pradeep Kumar said that “there is a need for social integration of transpeople. The district administration would extend its support to transgender people by allowing them to receive credit support for their business ventures. »
Key people present at the training were C. Vanniarajan, Dean, ADAC&RI, P. Paramaguru, Dean, Horticulture College and Research Institute for Women, J. Saravanan, Business Manager, TABIF, and NM Mohan Karthik, District Development Manager, NABARD.
A group of around six to eight trans people would soon sign a memorandum of understanding with a Chennai-based restaurant chain to open a franchise (“trans-cuisine”) in Tiruchi.
A Bengaluru-based agency had come forward to support the establishment of a joint sewing center to produce disposable cloth items needed by hospitals and a private dairy had agreed to strike a deal with a few participants who had planned to venture in dairy farming. animals, according to program organizers. (KNN Office)