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Training & Extension

This component includes capacity development of Forest Department personnel and JFMC members, awareness generation on gregarious flowering of muli bamboo, assistance to JFMCs/ SHGs on cluster development, supporting cluster-based incense stick production units and production of extension materials.

For the capacity building of forest officials and forest dependent communities for development of sustainable practices in the NTFP Sector, a number of trainings/ exposure visits/ workshops were organised by the Centre.

The events organized by the Centre included a 7-months training course on value addition of bamboo for sustained income generation of rural people, sustainable management of NTFPs, workshops on planning and layout of high-tech nurseries, workshop on Bamboo resource development and the utilization, leadership and team building in forestry, exposure visit to Madhya Pradesh, conflict resolution skills for forest managers, raising bamboo nursery and plantation, scientific conservation and development of fishery resources in forest water bodies in collaboration with various national level and regional level institutes of repute.
The number of trainings pertaining to harvesting, storage and value addition of NTFPs organized by NCE during last five years is indicated below:
Year No of trainings organized No of participants Subject
2010-11 61 2511 SHG/ ToT/ Broom grass/ nursery tech/ Misc.
2011-12 48 1638 Broom grass/ mucona/ jarul/ Gandhaki & other NTFP cultivation/ harvesting/ processing/ marketing
2012-13 9 262 NTFP harvesting, CCFC
2013-14 38 1296 Broom grass/ NTFP value addition
2014-15 16 1280 Broom grass/ NTFP value addition
Total 156 5707  
Among extension initiatives, the Centre published detailed information about NTFPs of Tripura in two volumes, a Status Report on Bamboo Resource Development and its Utilization in Tripura, a compendium on Management of Gregariously Flowered Bamboo Areas of Tripura, Proceedings of workshops on bamboo resource utilization, NTFP Calendar and information brochures, besides other publications
The Centre established a library in its office premises with important books and journals as reference materials.
Recently, NCE has started a theme-based NTFP Newsletter “MANJARI” for mobilizing attention to NTFPs and JFMCs among rural institutions.
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