Fourteen days residential training for the members of Self Help Ghosthies/Self Help Groups has been introduced in this year for the first time. By utilizing the expertise of the Staffs of Training and Canning Centers under Directorate of Agricultural Marketing, Govt. of West Bengal for the total training purpose, 7 numbers of 14 days residential course at Netaji Subhas Training Institute of Agricultural Marketing, where the members of the Self-help Gosthies working in Fruits & Vegetables Preservation sector has been trained .Training and Canning Center, Chinsura, Hoogly was with this training program as the venue for the practical classes

Additionally One time financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh was provided to each of the 7 Self Help Gosthies for procurement of mercenaries/ accessories/ reagents for establishing Fruit Processing units

Sl. NO Name of the Group Block Block No. of Participants Duration Completed training on
1 Asha Sangha Swarupnagar North 24 parganas 16 14 days July-2014
2 Radhapur Milantithi Sangha Shyampur 1 Howrah 20 14 days August-2014
3 Annapurna Sabji Utpadan Sangha Purbasthali II Burdwan 19 14 days September-2014
4 Pragati Sayambar Gosthi Bolpur Santiniketan Birbhum 20 14 days November-2014
5 Agragati Mahila Sangha Khanakul I Hooghly 18 14 days December-2014
6 Subarnarekha Upa Sangla Jalpaiguri Jalpaiguri 16 14 days January-2015
7 Satmile Progressive SHG Coochbehar 1 Coochbehar 17 14 days February-2015
TOTAL       126    

Total 126 candidates from the following districts had successfully completed training.

Total 27.99631 lakh was utilized from State Budget and RKVY in the financial year 2014-15 for this training purpose.