Lucknow Biotech park to train women farmers

September 1st, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Sep 1 (IANS) Free training programmes will be provided to women farmers by the Biotech Park here to enable them to apply new technologies to increase agricultural yield, an official said Monday.”We will be launching training programmes to hone the skills of women farmers from Sep 7,” said P.K. Seth, CEO of the Biotech Park.

“Though the programmes will be open to women farmers from across the state, initially we will enrol farmers from Lucknow and its adjoining districts,” an official at the Biotech Park said.

Spread across eight acres, the Biotech Park was set up in 2002 as a joint venture between the centre, state, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur.

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