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Agriculture

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Agriculture plays a vital role in Indian economy both in terms of significant contribution in GDP and potential employment to more than 70% of country’s rural population. As per NSDC’s agriculture skill gap study, there is a projected workforce requirement of 215.6 million in agriculture sector by 2022. LabourNet in partnership with Apollo Tyres Foundation and Mahindra&Mahindra has trained 2866 farmers in various trades such as Dairy Worker, Animal Health Worker ,Broiler Farm Worker , Dairy Farmer/ Entrepreneur and Marine Capture Fisherman. The training locations for agriculture has been across four locations- Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Karnataka. Under agriculture training, focus is on good agriculture practices along with exposure to market which enables a farmer to have increased productivity with optimum inputs.

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