Tribals should pay attention to collect of forest products through scientific methods: Priyanka Varghese Dean FCRI
Collection of fruits in a scientific manner to prevent damage to forests: FCRI, State Tribal Co-operative Society jointly organized training program for tribal’s.
The Forest College and Research Institute (FCRI) conducted a two-day training program for tribal’s on how to get fruit through scientific methods without causing damage to forests.
As part of the Van Dhan project, the Forest College in association with the State Tribal Co-operative Society conducted the two-day training program at the Mulugu Forest College campus in Siddipet district.
The training was aimed at educating the tribal’s on how to collect high quality fruits and earn high income without harming the forest and trees by adopting scientific techniques in small scale forest fruit collection.
He said activities such as arson, felling of trees and harming wildlife should not be done under any circumstances as part of collecting various products from the forests.
The training was attended by 50 tribal’s from 17 Van Dhan Development Centers (VDVKs) in Bhadrachalam, Utnoor, Aturnagaram and Mannanur ITDAs and field officers of GCC Telangana State Tribal Cooperative Society.
They will also train all other tribal members within the Van Dhan Development Centers (VDVK) in their areas from July 19 in a field level training program.
Ms. Priyanka Varghese IFS, CM OSD, Dean of the Forest College and Research Institute (FCRI) coordinated the event. The event was attended by officials from the Forest College and Research Institute as well as officials from the State Tribal Cooperation Agency (TSGCC) and the TRIFED who briefed the tribal’s involved in the Van Dhan Project details training.