The selected youths emanating from remote rural areas spanning over in different districts responding paper advertisement & passing through selection process enter into a new vibrant life style. Their daily routine is bound by hours & minutes between 5-00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Apparently it is rigid but joyful too. Prayer twice a day, “Sramadan” for up-keeping of the wide spread campus, on-job training in the agricultural field, physical exercise in the gymnasium, musical class, outdoor games – all together form the essential fabric of the daily routine – leaving apart attending the subject specific theoretical classes. With the progress of the training course – the trainees get themselves more and more joyfully involved in the day-to-day activities.
SUBJECT SPECIFIC FOCUS
Trainees under the core programme mostly belong to farming community having Agriculture as their principal source of livelihood. Hence, due emphasis is laid on this subject conjugated with Integrated Plant Nutrient Management, Integrated Pest Management, Watershed Management etc. along with package of practice for cultivation of location specific major field crops.
Along with agronomical crops, training is imparted on cultivation of different horticultural crops i.e. Pomology, Floriculture and Olericulture keeping in view their present status, problems & prospects. Establishment and management of horticultural nursery including production system of quality planting materials, add a potential fibre to the training programme on the subject.
Courses on Animal Husbandry and Animal Health Care including Dairy, Goatery, Poultry, Duckery, Veterinary First-aid etc. are given due weightage considering their importance in rural economy and self-employment. Layer poultry birds, Broiler birds, Khaki Campbell as well as indigenous ducks are nurtured at the institute for training purpose.
Cultivation of Indian Major Carps and other species of fish vis-a-vis induced fish breeding & seed management occupies an important role in the training curricula.
VERMICULTURE & VERMICOMPOSTING:
The trainees are actively involved in preparation of Vermicompost as well as preservation and multiplication of suitable species of earthworms by utilising the compost pits specially constructed for this purpose within the premises of the Institute.
AVICULTURE & CONSERVATION OF BIRDS:
Keeping in view the emergence of Aviculture (rearing of birds) as an important field of entrepreneurship and the importance of conservation of birds in nature, practical training along with theoretical inputs is imparted on this subject utilising the Aviary in the premises of the institute.
ORNAMENTAL FISH CULTURE:
Cultivation and multiplication of different types of Ornamental Fishes including the management practices have been incorporated in the course curricula which has also emerged as an important avenue of income generation for a group of the trainees after completion of the training.
Honey-bees not only provide honey and wax but they also greatly contribute in pollinating the insect-pollinated crops and thereby increasing agricultural productivity. In this way they help the bee-keepers and farmers alike. Scientific Bee-keeping methodology in bee boxes along with its management round the year is taught to the trainees with this twin object.
The institute’s cottage scale training-cum-production unit on food processing is used for imparting training on processing of fruits & vegetables. The unit has been set up with the financial assistance of the Department of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Govt. of W.B. Necessary FPO licence has been obtained from the concerned department of Govt. of India.
During the training course the trainees learn the cultivation and other management practices of different species of mushroom. The improvised structure constructed by the institute acts as a model for training and demonstration. With an object of providing quality mushroom spawn (seed) to the ex-trainees a laboratory for production of mushroom spawn has been established at the institute which effectively caters the need of mushroom spawn of the ex-trainees in their new ventures.
Now-a-days computer education is considered to be an essential part of every education system. All the trainees of the REDP course were provided with first-hand knowledge on computer awareness and computer application during the 10 months training period in the Institute’s well-equipped Computer Lab. The lab will also play a potential resource for imparting EDP training courses related to computer application.
Details of Course Module in the said programme is given on the click of “REDP Course Module”.
Under REDP Course
Ø Through advertisement, published in “Karmakhetra”, “Karmasansthan” & other local news papers by March every year.
Ø Course commencing generally from middle of May of each year.
Application forms are available from the institute and from the link – www.rkmsssm.org/redp
Ø Only educated unmarried unemployed rural boys of 18 to 35 years.
Ø Minimum qualification: Madhyamik or Equivalent.
Ø Fees: i) Registration fee-Rs.500/- ii) Caution Money Rs.200/- (refundable)
Ø Proof for Caste & BPL categories essential.