Farmers’ Training College: Capacity Building

Punjab National Bank

Punjab National Bank has brought a dramatic change in the lives of farmers through its six Farmers Training Centers across the country. 7 FTCs are already operational and 2 more will be opened by the end of 2007. More than 83,000 farmers including 11,000 women have been trained in various short term courses, duration of which was one to four days. It has excited the farmers from use of vermicompost to teaching the potters new styles at these centres. That has not only enhanced their earning but also given them a new confidence. PNB has also helped in women empowerment, by providing them training, loans and marketing. It has also provided computers to village youth. Some of them have got jobs and a few of them have started their own training centres. Skoch Team, experienced it first hand, at FTCs in Sachhakheda and Neemrana.

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